SENATE BILL 142
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
George K. Muñoz
RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES; CREATING A NEW MEXICO MINERS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE; 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] NEW MEXICO MINERS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE.--
A. The division shall issue a standardized special registration plate with a logo as specified in Section 66-3-424 NMSA 1978 commemorating New Mexico miners.
B. For an initial fee of twenty dollars ($20.00), which shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fees, a motor vehicle owner may apply for issuance of a New Mexico miners special registration plate. The owner shall pay a renewal fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) each year to retain and renew the New Mexico miners special registration plate.
C. Revenue from the fees imposed by Subsection B of this section for a New Mexico miners special registration plate shall be distributed as follows:
(1) ten dollars ($10.00) of the initial fee collected shall be retained by the department and is appropriated to the department for the manufacture and issuance of the special registration plates; and
(2) ten dollars ($10.00) of the initial fee and the entire renewal fee collected shall be distributed to the miners' hospital of New Mexico to be used for chronic illness research."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is January 1, 2024.
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