General Assembly: 84 (2011 Regular GA) - Chapter 114 - Special motor vehicle registration plates — civil war, fallen peace officers, and military combat


Published: 2011-05-26

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CHAPTER 114 SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATES — CIVIL WAR, FALLEN PEACE

OFFICERS, AND MILITARY COMBAT

H.F. 651

AN ACT providing for a special civil war sesquicentennial motor vehicle registration plate, special fallen peace officers plates, and special military combat plates, establishing fees, and making appropriations.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 35A.11, Code 2011, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEWSUBSECTION. 8A. Combat infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat action

ribbon, air force combat action medal, and combat medical badge plates issued pursuant to section 321.34, subsection 20C.

Sec. 2. Section 321.34, Code 2011, is amended by adding the following new subsections: NEW SUBSECTION. 20C. Combat infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat

action ribbon, air force combat action medal, and combat medical badge plates. a. The department, in consultation with the adjutant general, shall design combat

infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat action ribbon, air force combat action medal, and combat medical badge distinguishing processed emblems. Upon receipt of two hundred fifty orders for special 1 combat infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat action ribbon, air force combat action medal, or combat medical badge special registration plates, accompanied by a start-up fee of twenty dollars per order, the department shall begin issuing special registration plates with the applicable distinguishing processed emblem as provided in paragraphs “b” and “c”. The minimum order requirement shall apply separately to each of the special registration plates created under this subsection. b. An owner referred to in subsection 12 who was awarded a combat infantryman badge,

combat action badge, combat action ribbon, air force combat actionmedal, or combatmedical badge by the United States government may, upon written application to the department and presentation of satisfactory proof of the award, order special registration plates with a combat infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat action ribbon, air force combat action medal, or combat medical badge processed emblem. The special plate fees collected by the director under subsection 12, paragraphs “a” and “c”, from the issuance and annual validation of letter-number designated and personalized combat infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat action ribbon, air force combat action medal, and combat medical badge plates shall be paid monthly to the treasurer of state and deposited in the road use tax fund. The treasurer of state shall transfer monthly from the statutory allocations fund created under section 321.145, subsection 2, to the veterans license fee fund created in section 35A.11 the amount of the special fees collected under subsection 12, paragraph “a”, in the previous month for combat infantryman badge, combat action badge, combat action ribbon, air force combat action medal, and combat medical badge plates. c. The surviving spouse of a person who was issued special plates under this subsection

may continue to use or apply for and use the special plates subject to registration of the special plates in the surviving spouse’s name and upon payment of the annual five-dollar special plate fee and the regular annual registration fee for the vehicle. If the surviving spouse remarries, the surviving spouse shall return the special plates to the department and the department shall issue regular registration plates to the surviving spouse. NEW SUBSECTION. 25. Civil war sesquicentennial plates. a. The department, in consultation with the adjutant general, shall design a civil war

sesquicentennial distinguishing processed emblem. Upon receipt of two hundred fifty orders for special 2 civil war sesquicentennial special registration plates, accompanied by a start-up

1 See chapter 131, §59, 158 herein 2 See chapter 131, §60, 158 herein

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fee of twenty dollars per order, the department shall begin issuing special registration plates with a civil war sesquicentennial processed emblem as provided in paragraph “b”. b. An owner referred to in subsection 12, upon written application to the department,

may order special registration plates with a civil war sesquicentennial processed emblem. The special plate fees collected by the director under subsection 12, paragraphs “a” and “c”, from the issuance and annual validation of letter-number designated and personalized civil war sesquicentennial plates shall be paid monthly to the treasurer of state and deposited in the road use tax fund. The treasurer of state shall transfer monthly from the statutory allocations fund created under section 321.145, subsection 2, to the department of cultural affairs the amount of the special fees collected under subsection 12, paragraph “a”, in the previous month for civil war sesquicentennial plates, and such funds are appropriated to the department of cultural affairs to be used for the Iowa battle flag project. NEW SUBSECTION. 26. Fallen peace officers plates. a. The department, in consultation with the department of public safety and concerns of

police survivors, inc., shall design a fallen peace officers distinguishing processed emblem. Upon receipt of two hundred fifty orders for fallen peace officers special registration plates, accompanied by a start-up fee of twenty dollars per order, the department shall begin issuing special registration plates with a fallen peace officers processed emblem as provided in paragraphs “b” and “c”. b. An owner of a motor vehicle referred to in subsection 12, upon written application to

the department, may order special registration plates with a fallen peace officers processed emblem. The special fee for letter-number designated fallen peace officers plates is thirty-five dollars. The fee for personalized fallen peace officers plates is twenty-five dollars, which shall be paid in addition to the special fallen peace officers fee of thirty-five dollars. The fees collected by the director under this paragraph shall be paid monthly to the treasurer of state and deposited in the road use tax fund. The treasurer of state shall transfer monthly from the statutory allocations fund created under section 321.145, subsection 2, to the department of public safety the amount of the special fees collected in the previous month for the fallen peace officers plates and such funds are appropriated to the department of public safety. The department of public safety shall distribute one hundred percent of the funds received monthly in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations that provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected coworkers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. In the awarding of grants, the department of public safety shall give first consideration to concerns of police survivors, inc., and similar nonprofit organizations providing such resources. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys transferred under this subsection shall not revert to the general fund of the state. c. Upon receipt of the special registration plates, the applicant shall surrender the current

registration plates to the county treasurer. The county treasurer shall validate the special registration plates in the same manner as regular registration plates are validated under this section. The annual special fallen peace officers fee for letter-number designated plates is ten dollars, which shall be paid in addition to the regular annual registration fee. The annual special fee for personalized fallen peace officers plates is five dollars, which shall be paid in addition to the annual special fallen peace officers fee and the regular annual registration fee. The annual special fallen peace officers fee shall be credited and transferred as provided under paragraph “b”.

Sec. 3. Section 321.145, subsection 2, paragraph b, subparagraph (3), Code 2011, is amended to read as follows: (3) The amounts required to be transferred pursuant to section 321.34 from revenues

available under this subsection shall be transferred and credited as provided in section 321.34, subsections 7, 10, 10A, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20A, 20B, 20C, 21, 22, 23, and 24, 25, and 26 for the various purposes specified in those subsections.

Approved May 26, 2011

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