To amend Section 32-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended by Act 2018-190, 2018 Regular Session, relating to the Legislative Oversight Committee and the distinctive tag program; to clarify the prohibition of only private or proprietary two-year colleges.
Section 32-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended by Act 2018-190, 2018 Regular Session, is amended to read as follows: "§32-6-67. "(a) There is created a legislative committee to oversee the implementation and administration of this Article 2, except Subdivision 1 of Division 1. The committee shall be composed of three members of the House of Representatives and a county license plate issuing official, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Speaker of the House, and three members of the Senate and a county license plate issuing official, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Presiding Officer of the Senate. The committee shall also be composed of the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency or his or her designee, a probate judge who is a licensing plate official appointed by the President of the Probate Judges Association, and a county licensing plate official who shall be appointed by the Alabama Association of Tax Administrators. The Department of Revenue shall designate a representative, the Department of Transportation shall designate a representative, and the Department of Corrections shall designate a representative of Alabama Correctional Industries as nonvoting and advisory members to the committee. The chair, who shall be picked by the members of the committee from the legislative members on the committee, shall have the authority to call meetings of the committee when he or she deems it necessary or as otherwise provided in this section. "(b) The committee shall: "(1) Meet not less than once every six months. "(2) Require that a simple majority of committee voting members be in attendance for conducting whatever business requires committee action. "(3) Establish guidelines for the qualification of organizations which may sponsor a new or continued issuance of a license plate category, or may benefit from that issuance. "(4) Approve, disapprove, or indefinitely postpone, by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at a committee meeting, a request for a new license plate category. "(c) Decisions of the committee concerning approval, disapproval, or indefinite postponement of further action on a proposed distinctive license plate shall be interpreted to be the intent of the entire body of the Legislature, and separate, specific action by the Legislature concerning a distinctive license plate proposal shall not be considered. "(d) The committee shall not consider for approval applications from the following types of organizations: "(1) Out-of-state colleges and universities except as provided in subsection (e). "(2) Private businesses, business organizations, or commercial entities of any type. "(3) Public schools K-12, junior and private or proprietary two-year colleges, and private or proprietary technical schools, exclusive of the Helping Schools Tag as established in Sections 32-6-300 and 32-6-301. "(4) Groups within high schools, junior colleges, universities, and technical schools, such as band boosters, athletic boosters, and the like. "(5) Unions. "(6) Political organizations. "(7) Religious organizations. "(8) Groups that promote racial or social disharmony. "(9) Public officials. "(e) The committee may consider and approve an application for a distinctive license plate for an out-of-state college or university, upon submission of an application pursuant to Section 32-6-64. "(f) Upon the request of the chair, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House shall provide clerical assistance necessary for the work of the committee. "(g) The committee members who are members of the Legislature shall be entitled to, and shall receive, the same daily legislative compensation, expense allowances, per diem, and other compensation which they receive while in legislative session for each weekday, Monday through Friday, during any week in which the committee actually meets. The non-legislative members of the committee shall be entitled to, and shall receive, the same per diem and expenses that are paid to state employees."
(a) The Department of Revenue shall review all personalized license plates issued pursuant to Chapter 6 of Title 32, Code of Alabama 1975, and Chapter 12 of Title 40, Code of Alabama 1975, and shall determine whether a requested license plate is issued or renewed in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to Chapter 22 of Title 41, Code of Alabama 1975. (b) An appeal concerning the denial of the issuance or renewal of a license plate shall be made with the circuit court of the county where the motor vehicle is registered.
This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. Senate Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs................. 2.1-MAR-19Read for the second time and placed on the calen- dar............................................... 1.6-APR-19Read for the third time and passed as amended .... 3.0-APR-19 Yeas 31 Nays Patrick Harris, Secretary.
|May 8, 2019||H||Pending third reading on day 18 Favorable from Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure|
|May 8, 2019||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|April 30, 2019||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure|
|April 30, 2019||S||Engrossed|
|April 30, 2019||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 454|
|April 30, 2019||S||Gudger motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 453|
|April 30, 2019||S||Gudger Amendment Offered|
|April 30, 2019||S||Third Reading Passed|
|April 16, 2019||S||Reported from Governmental Affairs as Favorable|
|March 21, 2019||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs|