2016 Uncodified Acts

2016 Virginia Uncodified Acts
4/24/2017

CHAPTER 537

An Act to amend and reenact Chapter 690 of the Acts of Assembly of 2014, relating to special license plates for supporters of pollinator conservation bearing the legend: PROTECT POLLINATORS.

[S 434]

Approved March 29, 2016

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That Chapter 690 of the Acts of Assembly of 2014 is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 1. Special license plates for supporters of pollinator conservation bearing the legend: PROTECT POLLINATORS.

A. On receipt of an application and payment of the fee prescribed by this section and following the provisions of § 46.2-275 § 46.2-725 of the Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall issue to the applicant special license plates for supporters of pollinator conservation bearing the legend: PROTECT POLLINATORS.

B. The annual fee for plates issued pursuant to this section shall be $25 in addition to the prescribed fee for state license plates. For each such $25 fee collected in excess of 1,000 registrations pursuant to this section, $15 shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to a special nonreverting fund known as the Pollinator Habitat Program Fund established within the Department of Accounts. These funds shall be paid annually to the Virginia Department of Transportation and used to support its Pollinator Habitat Program in Virginia. All other fees imposed under the provisions of this section shall be paid to, and received by, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and paid by him into the state treasury and set aside as a special fund to be used to meet the necessary expenses incurred by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

2. That all license plates issued pursuant to Chapter 690 of the Acts of Assembly of 2014 prior to July 1, 2016, shall remain valid until their expiration, but shall thereafter be renewed as provided in this act.