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SB-309 License plates: Reproductive Freedom Fund.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/03/2017 09:00 PM
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Revised  June 27, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 03, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 309


Introduced by Senator Jackson
(Coauthors: Senators Atkins and Beall Atkins, Beall, Leyva, Stern, and Wiener)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Cristina Garcia and Friedman)

February 13, 2017


An act to add Section 5156.9 to the Vehicle Code, relating to license plates.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 309, as amended, Jackson. License plates: Reproductive Freedom Fund.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue special license plates, including environmental license plates and specified special environmental design license plates. Under existing law, a state agency is authorized to apply to the DMV to sponsor a special license plate program, and the DMV is required to issue those license plates if the agency meets certain requirements. The DMV is required to charge specified fees for certain services related to the issuance of those plates.
This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to apply to sponsor a reproductive freedom license plate program, and would require the DMV to issue the license plates if the State Department of Health Care Services meets certain requirements. The bill would authorize the State Department of Health Care Services to accept and use donated artwork from California artists for the license plate. The bill would require the revenue generated from the license plates, as specified, to be deposited in the California Reproductive Freedom Fund, created by the bill, and to be used, upon appropriation, for the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment program (Family PACT).
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 5156.9 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

5156.9.
 (a) The State Department of Health Care Services shall apply to the department, pursuant to Section 5156, to sponsor a reproductive freedom license plate program. The department shall issue specialized license plates for that the program if the State Department of Health Care Services complies with the requirements of Section 5156.
(b) The State Department of Health Care Services may accept and use donated artwork from California artists for the license plate.
(c)  Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 5157, the additional fees prescribed by Section 5157 for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of the specialized license plates shall be deposited, after the department deducts its administrative costs, in the California Reproductive Freedom Fund Fund, which is hereby established in the State Treasury. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the moneys in the fund shall be allocated to the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program (Family PACT) administered by the State Department of Health Care Services.

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