HOUSE BILL 274
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Sheryl Williams Stapleton
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; CREATING A SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE FOR SUPPORTERS OF THE DIAL-A-TEACHER PROGRAM; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Motor Vehicle Code is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] SUPPORT OF DIAL-A-TEACHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE.--
A. The department shall issue a standardized support of dial-a-teacher special registration plate with a logo specified in Section 66-3-424 NMSA 1978 indicating that the recipient supports the dial-a-teacher homework assistance program.
B. For a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), which shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fees, a motor vehicle owner may apply for issuance of a special registration plate as provided in Subsection A of this section. No two owners shall be issued identically lettered or numbered registration plates.
C. The twenty-five-dollar ($25.00) fee provided in Subsection B of this section shall be waived for each registration period in which a validating sticker is issued under the provisions of Section 66-3-17 NMSA 1978, in lieu of the issuance of a dial-a-teacher special registration plate.
D. The revenue from the fee imposed by Subsection B of this section for the support of a dial-a-teacher special registration plate shall be distributed as follows:
(1) ten dollars ($10.00) of the fee collected shall be retained by the department and is appropriated to the department for the manufacture and issuance of the special registration plate; and
(2) fifteen dollars ($15.00) of the fee collected for each registration plate is appropriated to the public education department to contract with a call-in service that provides homework assistance in both English and Spanish."
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