SENATE BILL 305
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; AMENDING SECTION 66-3-424.8 NMSA 1978 (BEING LAWS 2003, CHAPTER 180, SECTION 2) TO TRANSFER A DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES FROM THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL ROUTE 66 COMMEMORATIVE VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE TOURISM DEPARTMENT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 66-3-424.8 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2003, Chapter 180, Section 2) is amended to read:
"66-3-424.8. SPECIAL ROUTE 66 COMMEMORATIVE REGISTRATION PLATE.--
A. The division shall issue a standardized special registration plate with a logo specified in Section 66-3-424 NMSA 1978 commemorating route 66.
B. For a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00), which [shall be] is in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fees, the owner of a vehicle may apply for issuance of a special route 66 commemorative registration plate. The owner shall apply and pay the fee each year to retain and renew the special route 66 commemorative registration plate.
C. Revenue from the additional fee for a special route 66 commemorative registration plate shall be distributed as follows:
(1) ten dollars ($10.00) of the additional fee collected shall be retained by and is appropriated to the department to defray the cost of making and issuing the special registration plate with route 66 logo; and
(2) twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of the additional fee shall be distributed to and is appropriated to the [state highway and transportation] tourism department for the purpose of funding the revitalization, [and] preservation [of] and promotion of tourism along historic route 66 in New Mexico pursuant to the national scenic byways program."
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