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AB-49 License plates: breast cancer awareness.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Sep 16, 2014


SECTION 1.

 Section 5156.7 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

5156.7.
 (a) The State Department of Health Care Services shall apply to the department, pursuant to Section 5156, to sponsor a breast cancer awareness license plate program. The department shall issue specialized license plates for that 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 Breast Cancer Control Account in the Breast Cancer Fund established pursuant to Section 30461.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that the department, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services, will design and make available for issuance pursuant to this article special breast cancer awareness license plates. Specifically, it is the intent of the Legislature that the license plates issued pursuant to this section shall consist of a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon to the left of the numerical series and a breast cancer awareness message, such as, “Early Detection Saves Lives,” below the numerical series.
SEC. 2.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to ensure that the more than 7,000 California residents who have expressed an interest in a specialized license plate for breast cancer early detection and treatment are able to purchase one, that the specialized plate will be available to all California residents and ubiquitous on the road as a reminder to women to get annual exams, and that funds are generated for deposit in the Breast Cancer Control Account in the Breast Cancer Fund and used for breast cancer early detection efforts, it is necessary that this act take immediate effect.