2018 Uncodified Acts

2018 Virginia Uncodified Acts
7/22/2018

CHAPTER 737

An Act to authorize the issuance of special license plates for supporters of stopping gun violence bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE; fees.

[H 287]

Approved April 4, 2018

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Special license plates for supporters of stopping gun violence bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE.

On receipt of an application and following the provisions of § 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 stopping gun violence bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE.

§ 2. Special license plates for supporters of stopping gun violence bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE; fees.

A. On receipt of an application and payment of the fee prescribed by this section, and following the provisions of § 46.2-725 of the Code of Virginia other than those relating to the fee for the plates and its disposition, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall issue to the applicant special license plates for supporters of stopping gun violence bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE.

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 Stop Gun Violence Fund established within the Department of Accounts. These funds shall be paid annually to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Fund and used to enhance and ensure for the coming years the quality of care and treatment provided to individuals receiving public mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services 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 the provisions of § 1 of the first enactment of this act shall expire on July 1, 2020.

3. That the provisions of § 2 of the first enactment of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2020.