HOUSE BILL 240
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Kristina Ortez and Ambrose Castellano
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR ACEQUIA AND COMMUNITY DITCH ASSOCIATIONS; 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] SPECIAL ACEQUIA AND COMMUNITY DITCH ASSOCIATIONS REGISTRATION PLATE.--
A. The department shall issue a standardized special registration plate with a logo as specified in Section 66-3-424 NMSA 1978 to express support for acequia and community ditch associations.
B. For an initial fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), which shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fees, an owner of a motor vehicle may apply for issuance of a special acequia and community ditch associations registration plate. The owner shall pay a renewal fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) each year to retain and renew the special acequia and community ditch associations registration plate.
C. Revenue from the fees imposed by Subsection B of this section for a special acequia and community ditch associations registration plate shall be distributed as follows:
(1) ten dollars ($10.00) of the initial fee collected for each registration plate shall be retained by the department and is appropriated to the department for the manufacture and issuance of the special registration plates; and
(2) twenty dollars ($20.00) of the initial fee and the entire renewal fee collected for each registration plate shall be appropriated to the acequia and community ditch fund."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is January 1, 2024.
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