SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to do the following:
-- Allow the Secretary of State to issue a fund-raising plate instead of a standard registration plate to a person for use on a passenger motor vehicle, motor home, pickup truck, or van used for reasons besides transporting personal possessions or family members for nonbusiness purposes.
-- Extend, from 30 days to 60 days, the length of time a temporary registration permit may be valid.
The bill would take effect on February 19, 2019.
State: The bill would have no fiscal impact on the Department of State as the bill would not create any new fund-raising license plates but rather would allow an existing fund-raising
plate to be purchased for a commercial vehicle. The Department's information technology systems are currently in the process of being upgraded and will be able to accommodate the issuance of fund-raising plates for commercial vehicles. Thus, the bill would not create any additional costs for the Department.
Local: The 29 entities currently receiving revenue from fund-raising license plates (the State's 15 public university plates and 14 additional special cause plates) could see an increase in revenue. However, the amount of revenue is indeterminate and would depend on the number of commercial vehicles for which a fund-raising license plate was ultimately purchased. For each fund-raising license plate purchased, the sponsoring entity would receive $10 when the plate was issued and in each subsequent year that the plate was renewed.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.