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AB-192 Specialized license plates.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 20, 2015


 Section 5168 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

 (a) The fees specified in Section 5157 shall be imposed for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of the Pet Lover’s specialized license plates. Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 5157, after deducting its administrative costs, the department shall deposit the revenue derived from the additional fees into the Pet Lover’s Fund, which is hereby established in the Specialized License Plate Fund.
(b) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the moneys in the Pet Lover’s Fund shall be allocated to the Veterinary Medical Board. There shall not be an allocation to the board pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5157. The board shall allocate those funds to a nonprofit organization it selects for disbursal to qualifying spay and neuter facilities for the sole and exclusive purpose of funding grants to providers of no-cost or low-cost animal sterilization services.
(c) Annual administrative costs for the program shall not exceed 25 percent of the funds collected from the issuance of the Pet Lover’s license plates, and may include marketing and other promotional activities associated with encouraging application for or renewal of Pet Lover’s license plates.
(d) The nonprofit organization selected by the board shall not use more than 5 percent of the moneys received pursuant to this section for administrative costs.
(e) The board shall determine eligibility requirements for the grants, establish the grant application process, and develop program specifics. The board may contract with an entity, including a nonprofit organization, to provide advice, consultation, and administrative services for purposes of implementing and administering the grant program. The board shall provide oversight for the disbursal of grant funds under the grant program.