SENATE BILL No. 59

 

 

January 27, 2009, Introduced by Senators JANSEN, KAHN, BIRKHOLZ, GILBERT, RICHARDVILLE, PAPPAGEORGE, BROWN and GARCIA and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 811e (MCL 257.811e), as amended by 2006 PA 562,

 

and by adding section 811r.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 811e. (1) Beginning January 1, 2007, the The secretary of

 

state may develop a fund-raising plate as provided in this section.

 

     (2) A start-up fee of $15,000.00 shall be paid for any new

 

fund-raising plate authorized under this section, which fee shall

 

be deposited in the transportation administration collection fund

 

to be used for the cost of creating, producing, and issuing fund-

 

raising plates. If the fee described in this subsection is not paid

 

within 18 months of after the effective date of the public act that

 

authorizes the development and issuance of a fund-raising plate,

 

then the related fund-raising plate shall not be created, produced,


 

or issued. A start-up fee paid under this subsection is

 

nonrefundable.

 

     (3) Not less than 3 years after the secretary of state first

 

issues 1 of the fund-raising plates as described in subsection (1)

 

and upon payment of $2,000.00, the Michigan university or other

 

person sponsoring that fund-raising plate may redesign it as

 

approved by the secretary of state. The payment required under this

 

subsection shall be deposited in the transportation administration

 

collection fund to be used for the cost of creating, producing, and

 

issuing fund-raising plates. A payment under this subsection is

 

nonrefundable.

 

     (4) The secretary of state may develop 1 or more limited term

 

registration plates to recognize a Michigan university or an

 

accomplishment or occasion of a Michigan university.

 

     (5) The secretary of state may, at any 1 time, develop not

 

more than 8 9 different state sponsored fund-raising registration

 

plates as described in this section, and matching state-sponsored

 

collector plates as described in section 811g.

 

     (6) The secretary of state shall not develop or issue a fund-

 

raising plate unless a public act authorizing the fund-raising

 

plate, at a minimum, does all of the following:

 

     (a) Identifies the purpose of the fund-raising plate.

 

     (b) Creates a nonprofit fund or designates an existing

 

nonprofit fund to receive the money raised through the sale of

 

fund-raising plates and matching collector plates.

 

     (c) If a fund is created, names the person or entity

 

responsible for administering the fund.


 

     Sec. 811r. (1) The secretary of state may issue a fund-raising

 

plate or collector plate recognizing habitat for humanity. A fund-

 

raising plate or collector plate recognizing habitat for humanity

 

shall be of a design as determined by the secretary of state and

 

contain the words "Habitat for Humanity" and "Michigan". Fund-

 

raising donations for plates recognizing habitat for humanity

 

collected under sections 811f and 811g shall be transferred under

 

section 811h by the secretary of state to the state treasurer, who

 

shall disburse the donation money to the habitat for humanity fund

 

established under this section.

 

     (2) The habitat for humanity fund is created within the state

 

treasury. The state treasurer may receive money or other assets

 

from any source for deposit into the fund. The state treasurer

 

shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall

 

credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.

 

     (3) Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall

 

remain in the fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.

 

     (4) The state treasurer shall disburse money in the fund on a

 

monthly basis to the habitat for humanity.

 

     (5) The habitat for humanity shall annually report to the

 

department of treasury an accounting of money received and used

 

under this section.