Section 32-6-471


Published: 2015

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Section 32-6-471

Section 32-6-471Issuance of distinctive license tags and plates; establishment of Arts Education License Plate Advisory Committee.

(a) Upon application to the judge of probate or license commissioner, compliance with motor vehicle registration and licensing laws, payment of regular fees required by law for license tags or plates for private passenger or pleasure motor vehicles, and payment of an additional fee of fifty dollars ($50), owners of motor vehicles who are residents of Alabama shall be issued distinctive "Support The Arts" license tags or plates. The license tags or plates shall bear the words "Support The Arts" and a graphic design. The State Department of Revenue shall approve the distinctive design of the tags and plates provided in this subsection, and the approval shall be subject to the submission of the graphic design by the Arts Education License Plate Advisory Committee.



(b) There is established the Arts Education License Plate Advisory Committee. The committee shall consist of six members who shall serve on a voluntary basis and without pay or remuneration. The members of the committee shall be appointed as follows:



(1) One by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.



(2) One by the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education.



(3) One by the Alabama State Department of Education, which shall be the person designated as the Arts in Education Specialist.



(4) One by the Governor.



(5) One by the Lieutenant Governor.



(6) One by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.



The members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. In case of vacancies the appointing authority of the vacant position shall appoint a replacement.



(c) The tags or plates shall be valid for five years and may then be replaced with either conventional, personalized, or new "Support The Arts" tags or plates. Payment of required license fees and taxes for the years during which a new tag or plate is not issued shall be evidenced as provided for in Section 32-6-63. The tags or plates shall be issued, printed, and processed like other distinctive and personalized tags or plates provided for in this chapter.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-567, p. 858, §2.)