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SB-509 Vehicles: California Housing Crisis Awareness specialized license plate.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/29/2019 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 29, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 509


Introduced by Senator Portantino

February 21, 2019


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 509, as amended, Portantino. Vehicles: California Housing Crisis Awareness specialized license plate.
Under existing law, a state agency is authorized to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to sponsor a specialized license plate program, and the DMV is required to issue those license plates if the agency meets certain requirements. Existing law also requires the DMV to charge specified fees for certain services related to the issuance of those plates.
This bill would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to apply to the DMV to sponsor the “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate, plate program, and would authorize the DMV to establish the specialized license plate under conditions that include sufficient funding for the necessary administrative costs to establish the specialized license plate. program under the existing provisions described above. The bill would established establish the California Housing Crisis Awareness Specialized License Plate Account within the Specialized License Plate Fund. The bill would require specified fees be imposed on the issuance, renewal, or transfer of the specialized license plate, and would further require the DMV, after deducting ongoing administrative costs, to transfer any additional revenue from the California Housing Crisis Awareness Specialized License Plate Account to the Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund to be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for certain housing-related projects and programs.
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) (1)The Department of Housing and Community Development shall apply to the department to sponsor the “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate. plate program pursuant to this article.

(2)The Department of Housing and Community Development may actively request and receive donations for the support of the “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate, and all donations shall be deposited into the account established pursuant to subdivision (c).

(b)The department may establish a “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate pursuant to this section in the absence of 7,500 paid applications as otherwise required in subdivision (b) of Section 5156.

(c)

(b) The California Housing Crisis Awareness Specialized License Plate Account is hereby created within the Specialized License Plate Fund. The account shall receive all donations from public and private entities for, and all revenue generated by, by the “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate.

(d)

(c) Upon determination by the department that sufficient funds have been deposited into the California Housing Crisis Awareness Specialized License Plate Account to fund the necessary administrative costs of establishing the “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate, moneys in the California Housing Crisis Awareness Specialized License Plate Account shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the department for the necessary administrative costs of establishing the “California Housing Crisis Awareness” specialized license plate.

(e)

(d) The fees specified in subdivision (a) of Section 5157 shall be imposed for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of the specialized license plate authorized by this section. After deducting its ongoing administrative costs for providing the specialized license plate authorized by this section, the department shall transfer any additional revenue from the California Housing Crisis Awareness Specialized License Plate Account to the Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund, established by paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 50470 of the Health and Safety Code, to be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the projects and programs specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 50470 of the Health and Safety Code.