130th Ohio General Assembly
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(122nd General Assembly)
(Amended Substitute House Bill Number 224)



AN ACT
To amend sections 4503.14, 4503.15, 4503.46, 4503.47, 4503.48, 4503.51, 4503.52, 4503.53, 4503.54, 4503.55, 4503.56, and 4503.57, to enact sections 4501.28, 4501.29, 4503.511, 4503.512, 4503.571, 4503.58, 4503.59, 4503.70, 4503.71, 4503.72, 4503.75, 4503.77, 4503.78, 4503.79, and 4503.791 and to repeal section 4503.50 of the Revised Code to make changes in certain special license plate programs.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That sections 4503.14, 4503.15, 4503.46, 4503.47, 4503.48, 4503.51, 4503.52, 4503.53, 4503.54, 4503.55, 4503.56, and 4503.57 be amended and sections 4501.28, 4501.29, 4503.511, 4503.512, 4503.571, 4503.58, 4503.59, 4503.70, 4503.71, 4503.72, 4503.75, 4503.77, 4503.78, 4503.79, and 4503.791 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 4501.28. There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plate fund. The fund shall consist of the contributions that are paid to the registrar of motor vehicles by applicants who voluntarily choose to obtain Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates pursuant to section 4503.72 of the Revised Code.

The contributions deposited in the fund shall be paid to the organization known on the effective date of this section as the Ohio CASA/GAL association, a private, nonprofit corporation organized under Chapter 1702. Of the Revised Code. The contributions shall be used by the Ohio CASA/GAL association to pay the expenses it incurs in administering a program to secure the proper representation in the courts of this state of abused, neglected, and dependent children, and for the training and supervision of persons participating in that program. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.

Sec. 4501.29. There is hereby created in the state treasury the rotary international license plate fund. The fund shall consist of the contributions that are paid to the registrar of motor vehicles by applicants who voluntarily choose to obtain rotary international license plates pursuant to section 4503.75 of the Revised Code.

The contributions deposited in the fund shall be paid to the rotary foundation, located on the effective date of this section in Evanston, Illinois, to be placed in a fund known as the permanent fund and used to endow educational and humanitarian programs of the rotary foundation. All investment earnings of the Rotary International license plate fund shall be credited to it.

Sec. 4503.14.  Owners or lessors whose and lessees of motor vehicles who are residents of this state, and hold an unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio station license or commercial radio broadcasting station or commercial television broadcasting station license issued by the federal communications commission, upon application, accompanied by proof of ownership of such license, upon complying with the motor vehicle laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, and upon payment of the regular license fee, as prescribed under sections 4503.04 and 4503.10 of the Revised Code, and the payment of an additional fee of five ten dollars, which shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of such licenses license plates under this section, shall be issued a validation stickers sticker and license plates, or a validation stickers sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code, for private passenger cars, upon which and other vehicles of a class approved by the registrar. Such license plates, in lieu of the numbers as prescribed by law, shall be inscribed with the official call letters of such the applicant as assigned by the federal communications commission. The application and payment of fees shall be filed by the applicant at a time determined by the registrar of motor vehicles.

Sec. 4503.15.  Owners or lessors whose and lessees of motor vehicles who are residents of this state, and hold an unrevoked and unexpired license duly admitting them to the practice of medicine in this state, upon application, accompanied by proof of the issuance to the applicant, by this state, of a license certificate issued pursuant to section 4731.14 Of the Revised Code authorizing him the person to engage in the practice of medicine, upon complying with the motor vehicle laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, and upon payment of the regular license fee, as prescribed under sections 4503.04 and 4503.10 of the Revised Code, and the payment of an additional fee of five ten dollars, which shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of such licenses license plates under this section, shall be issued a validation stickers sticker and license plates, or a validation stickers sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code, for private passenger cars, upon which and other vehicles of a class approved by the registrar. Such license plates, in addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, shall be inscribed with the word "physician."

Sec. 4503.46.  (A) For the purposes of this section, "prisoner of war" means any regularly appointed, enrolled, enlisted, or inducted member of the military forces of the United States who was captured, separated, and incarcerated by an enemy of the United States at any time, and any regularly appointed, enrolled, or enlisted member of the military forces of Great Britain, France, any of the countries that comprised the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, or any of the countries that comprised the former Yugoslavia who was a citizen of the United States at the time of such appointment, enrollment, or enlistment, and was captured, separated, and incarcerated by an enemy of this country during World War II.

(B) Any person who has been a prisoner of war may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of one passenger car or one, noncommercial motor vehicle he, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by written evidence in the form of a record of separation, a letter from one of the armed forces of the United States or other country as provided in the first paragraph division (A) of this section, or other evidence as the registrar may require by rule, that such a person was a prisoner of war and was honorably discharged or is presently residing in this state on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces of the United States, or was a prisoner of war and was honorably discharged or received an equivalent discharge or release from one of the armed forces of such other country.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a passenger car motor vehicle under this section, and presentation of satisfactory evidence of such prisoner-of-war status, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of license plates. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall be inscribed with the words "FORMER POW." The license plates shall be issued without payment of any registration fee or service fee as required by division (B) of section 4503.04 and sections 4503.10 and 4503.102 of the Revised Code, and without payment of any applicable county, township, or municipal motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code.

(C) The spouse of a deceased former prisoner of war who has not remarried may, if the deceased person received or was eligible to receive special license plates issued under division (B) of this section, may apply to the registrar for the registration of the spouse's personal motor vehicle without the payment of any fee or tax as provided by division (B) of this section. The application for registration shall be accompanied by documentary evidence of the deceased person's status as a former prisoner of war and by any other evidence that the registrar requires by rule.

Upon receipt of an application for registration under this division and presentation of satisfactory evidence as required by this division and by the registrar, the registrar shall issue to the spouse the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of license plates as provided in division (B) of this section.

(D) No person who is not a former prisoner of war or spouse of a deceased former prisoner of war who has not remarried shall willfully and falsely represent that he the person is such a former prisoner of war or spouse, for the purpose of obtaining a license plates under this section.

(E) No person shall own or lease a passenger car motor vehicle bearing license plates issued under this section unless he the person is eligible to be issued such the license plates.

Sec. 4503.47.  Any person who is a volunteer fireman firefighter may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of one passenger car he or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence as the registrar may require by rule, that such a the person is a volunteer fireman firefighter.

Upon receipt of an application for the registration of a passenger car or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar under this section, and presentation of satisfactory evidence of such volunteer fireman firefighter status, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation stickers sticker, or a validation stickers sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall be inscribed with the letters "F.D." inside a Maltese cross emblem. The license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code and any local motor vehicle tax levied under section 4504.02 or 4504.06 Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and upon the payment of an additional fee of seven ten dollars and fifty cents for issuance under this section. The fee shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of such licenses license plates, and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit in the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code. No person shall apply for more than one set of volunteer fireman firefighter license plates annually.

The chief of a fire department or the fire chief shall immediately notify the registrar whenever any person under the chief's supervision is no longer a volunteer fireman firefighter.

Whenever a person is no longer eligible to be issued volunteer fireman firefighter license plates, the person shall surrender the volunteer fireman firefighter license plates to the bureau in exchange for plates without the "F.D." emblem. A fee of three five dollars and fifty cents shall be charged for the services required in the issuing of replacement plates when an individual is no longer eligible to be issued volunteer fireman firefighter license plates.

Application for volunteer fireman firefighter license plates may be made, and such license plates and replacement plates shall be issued, at any time of year.

No person who is not a volunteer fireman firefighter shall willfully and falsely represent that he the person is a volunteer fireman firefighter for the purpose of obtaining volunteer fireman firefighter license plates under this section. No person shall own a vehicle bearing such license plates unless he the person is eligible to be issued such license plates.

Sec. 4503.48.  Any person who is a member of the Ohio national guard or the reserves of the armed forces of the United States may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or motor home he, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar that the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence that the person is a member of the Ohio national guard or of the reserves as the registrar requires by rule.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section; presentation of satisfactory evidence of membership in the Ohio national guard or the reserves; payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and an additional fee of ten dollars, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designed by the department of public safety.

Sec. 4503.51.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or recreational vehicle, or vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may voluntarily choose to submit an application to the registrar of motor vehicles for registration of such motor vehicle and for issuance of collegiate license plates. The request for a collegiate license plate may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

Upon receipt of an the completed application for registration of a passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or recreational vehicle in accordance with any rules adopted under this section and upon compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant appropriate vehicle registration and a set of collegiate license plates with a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, collegiate license plates shall be inscribed with the name of a university or college that is participating with the registrar in the issuance of collegiate license plates, or any other identifying marking or design selected by such a university or college and approved by the registrar. Collegiate license plates shall bear county identification stickers unless the registrar approves a design for the license plates that does not allow for the placement of the county identification sticker that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) The collegiate license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, a fee not to exceed ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of collegiate license plates, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles, including presentation of any inspection certificate required to be obtained for the motor vehicle under section 3704.14 of the Revised Code. If the application for a collegiate license plate is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes referred to in this division, the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles, including presentation of any inspection certificate required to be obtained for the motor vehicle under section 3704.14 of the Revised Code.

(C) The registrar shall collect a contribution of forty twenty-five dollars for each application for registration and registration renewal notice under this section.

The registrar shall transmit this contribution and the additional fee not to exceed ten dollars that the applicant for registration voluntarily pays for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of his the applicant's collegiate license plates to the treasurer of state for deposit in the collegiate license plate fund created in section 4501.20 of the Revised Code.

(D) The registrar, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt rules necessary for the efficient administration of the collegiate license plate program.

(E) As used in this section, "university or college" means a state university or college or a private university or college located in this state that possesses a certificate of authorization issued by the Ohio board of regents pursuant to Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code. "University or college" also includes community colleges created pursuant to Chapter 3354. of the Revised Code, university branches created pursuant to Chapter 3355. of the Revised Code, technical colleges created pursuant to Chapter 3357. of the Revised Code, and state community colleges created pursuant to Chapter 3358. of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.511. (A) As used in this section, "collegiate license plate" means a license plate issued under section 4503.51 or 4503.512 of the Revised Code.

(B) If, during calendar year 1998, the total number of motor vehicle registrations involving a particular type of collegiate license plate is less than one hundred, including both new registrations and registration renewals, the registrar of motor vehicles, on or after January 1, 1999, but not later than January 15, 1999, shall send a written notice to the university or college whose name appears on that type of collegiate license plate, informing it of this fact. The registrar also shall inform the university or college that the program involving that type of collegiate license plate is terminated as of the date of the notice and, except as provided in division (D) of this section, no motor vehicle registration application involving either the actual issuance of that type of collegiate license plate or the registration renewal of a motor vehicle displaying that type of collegiate license plate will be accepted by the registrar or a deputy registrar. The registrar also shall inform the university or college that if the program involving its collegiate license plate is terminated under this section, it may be reestablished in the manner provided in section 4503.512 of the Revised Code.

(C) If, during any calendar year commencing with 1999, the total number of motor vehicle registrations involving a particular type of collegiate license plate is less than one hundred fifty, including both new registrations and registration renewals, the registrar, on or after the first day of January but not later than the fifteenth day of January of the following year, shall send a written notice to the university or college whose name appears on that type of collegiate license plate, informing it of this fact. The registrar also shall inform the university or college that the program involving that type of collegiate license plate is terminated as of the date of the notice and, except as provided in division (D) of this section, no motor vehicle registration application involving either the actual issuance of that type of collegiate license plate or the registration renewal of a motor vehicle displaying that type of collegiate license plate will be accepted by the registrar or a deputy registrar. The registrar also shall inform the university or college that if the program involving its collegiate license plate is terminated under this section, it may be reestablished in the manner provided in section 4503.512 of the Revised Code.

(D) If the program involving a particular type of collegiate license plate is terminated under division (B) or (C) of this section, the registration of any motor vehicle displaying that type of collegiate license plate at the time of termination may be renewed so long as the collegiate license plates remain serviceable. If the collegiate license plates of such a motor vehicle become unfit for service, the owner of the motor vehicle may apply for the issuance of collegiate license plates of that same type, but the registrar or deputy registrar shall issue such collegiate license plates only if at the time of application the stock of the bureau of motor vehicles contains license plates of that type of collegiate license plate. If, at the time of such application, the stock of the bureau does not contain license plates of that type of collegiate license plate, the registrar or deputy registrar shall inform the owner of that fact, and the application shall be refused.

If the program involving a particular type of collegiate license plate is terminated under division (B) or (C) of this section and the registration of motor vehicles displaying such license plates continues as permitted by this division, the registrar, for as long as such registrations continue to be issued, shall continue to collect and distribute the contribution that was required to be collected and distributed prior to the termination of that program.

Sec. 4503.512. If the program involving a particular collegiate license plate is terminated under division (B) or (C) of section 4503.511 of the Revised Code and the university or college whose name appeared on that type of collegiate license plate desires the registrar of motor vehicles to reestablish the program involving that collegiate license plate, the university or college shall apply to the registrar for the reestablishment of the program involving the issuance of license plates inscribed with that university's or college's identifying mark or design under section 4503.51 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall not be required to reestablish a program involving a collegiate license plate that was terminated under division (B) or (C) of section 4503.511 of the Revised Code until the registrar receives written statements from not less than one hundred fifty persons, indicating that they intend to apply for and obtain collegiate license plates of that particular type for their motor vehicles. The registrar may require such statements to be made on a form the registrar provides.

In determining whether one hundred fifty persons have so indicated their intentions, the registrar shall include in the total the number of motor vehicles that continue to display the type of collegiate license plate of the terminated program, as permitted by division (D) of section 4503.511 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.52.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Lake Erie license plates. The application for Lake Erie license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Lake Erie license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, Lake Erie license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designed by the Ohio Lake Erie commission and approved by the registrar. Lake Erie license plates shall bear county identification stickers unless the registrar approves a design for the license plates that does not allow for the placement of the county identification sticker that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) The Lake Erie license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, a fee not to exceed ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of the Lake Erie license plates, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for Lake Erie license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal he receives received under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution in an amount not to exceed forty dollars as determined by the Ohio Lake Erie commission. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the Lake Erie protection fund created in section 1506.23 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall deposit the additional fee not to exceed ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section that the applicant for registration voluntarily pays for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of his the Lake Erie license plates in the Lake Erie license plate fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.53.  Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield, in Panama during the invasion, in Grenada during the invasion, in Lebanon during the invasion, during the Vietnam conflict, during the Korean conflict, during World War II, or during World War I, and who is on active duty or is an honorably discharged veteran may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or motor home, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence of the applicant's service as the registrar requires by rule. In the case of an honorably discharged veteran, the written evidence shall include a copy of the applicant's DD-214 form or an equivalent document.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation of satisfactory evidence of military service in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield, in Panama during the invasion, in Grenada during the invasion, in Lebanon during the invasion, during the Vietnam conflict, during the Korean conflict, during World War II, or during World War I, payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code and any applicable tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In accordance with rules adopted by the registrar, each license plate shall be inscribed with identifying letters or numerals and the word "VETERAN", in addition, each license plate shall be inscribed with a design and words indicating service in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Panama, Grenada, or Lebanon, or during the Vietnam conflict, the Korean conflict, World War II, or World War I. The additional fee of ten dollars charged under this section shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of license plates under this section and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.54.  Any person who is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or motor home he, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence that the applicant is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of a branch of the armed forces of the United States as the registrar shall require by rule.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation of satisfactory evidence documenting that the applicant is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of a branch of the armed forces of the United States, payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and an additional fee of ten dollars, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall contain the appropriate inscription as follows: "U.S. ARMED FORCES RETIRED--(BRANCH OF SERVICE)" or "U.S. ARMED FORCES VETERAN--(BRANCH OF SERVICE)." Depending upon the format of the inscription, the registrar shall determine whether or not the inscription contains the dash.

Sec. 4503.55.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of pro football hall of fame license plates. The application for pro football hall of fame license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of pro football hall of fame license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, pro football hall of fame license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designed by the pro football hall of fame and approved by the registrar. Pro football hall of fame plates shall bear county identification stickers unless the registrar approves a design for the license plates that does not allow for the placement of the county identification sticker that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) The pro football hall of fame license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, a fee not to exceed ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of the pro football hall of fame license plates, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for pro football hall of fame license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the pro football hall of fame license plate fund created in section 4501.22 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall deposit the additional fee not to exceed ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section that the applicant for registration voluntarily pays for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of his the applicant's pro football hall of fame license plates in the pro football hall of fame license plate fund created in section 4501.22 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.56.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of scenic rivers license plates. The application for scenic rivers license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of scenic rivers license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, scenic rivers license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designed by the department of natural resources and approved by the registrar. Scenic rivers license plates shall bear county identification stickers unless the registrar approves a design for the license plates that does not allow for the placement of the county identification sticker that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) The scenic rivers license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, a fee not to exceed ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of the scenic rivers license plates, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for scenic rivers license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution in an amount not to exceed forty dollars as determined by the department of natural resources. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the scenic rivers protection fund created in section 4501.24 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall deposit the additional fee not to exceed ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section that the applicant for registration voluntarily pays for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of his the applicant's scenic rivers license plates in the scenic rivers protection license plate fund created in section 4501.23 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.57.  (A) As used in this section, "cardinal" means the cardinalis cardinalis, the official bird of the state pursuant to section 5.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of wildlife conservation license plates. The application for wildlife conservation license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of wildlife conservation license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, wildlife conservation license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words and the figure of a cardinal and shall be designed by the division of wildlife and approved by the registrar. Wildlife conservation license plates shall bear county identification stickers unless the registrar approves a design for the license plates that does not allow for the placement of the county identification sticker that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(C) The wildlife conservation license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon the receipt of a contribution as provided in division (D) of this section and upon payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, a fee not to exceed ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of the wildlife conservation license plates, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for wildlife conservation license plates is combined with a request for a reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(D) For each application for registration and registration renewal the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution in an amount not to exceed forty dollars as determined by the division of wildlife. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the nongame and endangered wildlife fund created in section 1531.26 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.571. Any person who has been awarded the purple heart may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of one passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar that the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence in support of the award as the registrar may require. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section and the required taxes and fees, and presentation of the required supporting evidence of the award of the purple heart, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall be inscribed with the words "purple heart." The license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

The license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fee required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes referred to in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The additional fee of ten dollars shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of license plates under this section and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

No person who is not a recipient of the purple heart shall willfully and falsely represent that the person is a recipient of a purple heart for the purpose of obtaining license plates under this section. No person shall own a motor vehicle bearing license plates under this section unless the person is eligible to be issued such license plates.

Sec. 4503.58. the owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles who also is a member in good standing of the marine Corps league may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of marine corps league license plates. The application for marine corps league license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, presentation by the applicant of the required evidence that the applicant is a member in good standing of the marine corps league,and compliance by the applicant with this section, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of marine corps league license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, marine corps league license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words and a symbol or logo designed by the marine corps league and approved by the registrar. Marine corps league license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

Marine corps league license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fee required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for marine corps league license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The additional fee of ten dollars shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of marine corps league license plates, and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.59. The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles who is certified by the Pearl Harbor survivors association as having survived the attack on Pearl Harbor may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Pearl Harbor license plates. The application for Pearl Harbor license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, presentation by the applicant of documentation issued by the Pearl Harbor survivors association certifying that the applicant survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, and compliance by the applicant with this section, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Pearl Harbor license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, Pearl Harbor license plates shall be inscribed with the words "Pearl Harbor" and a symbol or logo designed by the Pearl Harbor survivors association and approved by the registrar. Pearl Harbor license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

Pearl Harbor license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fee required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for Pearl Harbor license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The additional fee of ten dollars shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of Pearl Harbor license plates, and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.70. The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of freemason license plates. The application for freemason license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with this section, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of freemason license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, freemason license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words and a symbol or logo designed by the grand lodge of free and accepted masons of Ohio and approved by the registrar. Freemason license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

Freemason license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fee required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for freemason license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The additional fee of ten dollars shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of freemason license plates, and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.71. The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles who also is a member in good standing of the fraternal order of police may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of fraternal order of police license plates. The application for fraternal order of police license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 Of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, presentation by the applicant of the required evidence that the applicant is a member in good standing of the fraternal order of police, and compliance by the applicant with this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of fraternal order of police license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, fraternal order of police license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words and a symbol or logo designed by the fraternal order of police of ohio, incorporated, and approved by the registrar. Fraternal order of police license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

Fraternal order of police license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fee required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for fraternal order of police license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The additional fee of ten dollars shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of fraternal order of police license plates, and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.72. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates. The application for Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designed by the board of directors of the Ohio CASA/GAL association and approved by the registrar. Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) The Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, a fee of ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of the Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution in an amount not to exceed forty dollars as determined by the board of directors of the Ohio CASA/GAL association. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plate fund created in section 4501.28 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall deposit the additional fee of ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section that the applicant for registration voluntarily pays for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of the applicant's Ohio court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem license plates in the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.75. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles who also is a member of the rotary international may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of rotary international license plates. The application for rotary international license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, proof of membership in rotary international as required by the registrar, and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of rotary international license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, rotary international license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings representing the international rotary and approved by the registrar. Rotary international license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) The rotary international license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, a fee of ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of the rotary international license plates, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for rotary international license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the rotary international license plate fund created in section 4501.29 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall deposit the additional fee of ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section that the applicant for registration voluntarily pays for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of the applicant's rotary international license plates in the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.77. (A) As used in this section, "nonstandard license plate" means all of the following:

(1) A license plate issued under sections 4503.52, 4503.55, 4503.56, 4503.57, 4503.70, 4503.71, and 4503.72 of the Revised Code;

(2) A license plate issued under a program that is reestablished under division (D) of this section and that meets the requirements contained in division (B) of section 4503.78 of the Revised Code;

(3) Except as may otherwise be specifically provided by law, any license plate created after the effective date of this section.

(B)(1) If, during any calendar year commencing with 1998, the total number of motor vehicle registrations involving a particular type of nonstandard license plate is less than one thousand, including both new registrations and registration renewals, the registrar of motor vehicles, on or after the first day of January, but not later than the fifteenth day of January of the following year, shall send a written notice to the sponsor of that type of nonstandard license plate, if a sponsor exists, informing the sponsor of this fact. The registrar also shall inform the sponsor that if, during the calendar year in which the written notice is sent, the total number of motor vehicle registrations involving the sponsor's nonstandard license plate again is less than one thousand, the program involving that type of nonstandard license plate will be terminated on the thirty-first day of December of the calendar year in which the written notice is sent and, except as provided in division (C) of this section, no motor vehicle registration application involving either the actual issuance of that type of nonstandard license plate or the registration renewal of a motor vehicle displaying that type of nonstandard license plate will be accepted by the registrar or a deputy registrar beginning the first day of January of the next calendar year. The registrar also shall inform the sponsor that if the program involving the sponsor's nonstandard license plate is terminated under this section, it may be reestablished pursuant to division (D) of this section.

(2) If, during any calendar year commencing with 1998, the total number of motor vehicle registrations involving a particular type of nonstandard license plate is less than one thousand, including both new registrations and registration renewals, and no sponsor exists for that license plate, the registrar shall issue a public notice on or after the first day of January, but not later than the fifteenth day of January of the following year, stating that fact. The notice also shall inform the public that if, during the calendar year in which the registrar issues the public notice, the total number of motor vehicle registrations for that type of nonstandard license plate, including both new registrations and registration renewals, again is less than one thousand, the program involving that type of nonstandard license plate will be terminated on the thirty-first day of December of the calendar year in which the registrar issues the public notice and, except as provided in division (C) of this section, no motor vehicle registration application involving either the actual issuance of that type of nonstandard license plate or the registration renewal of a motor vehicle displaying that type of nonstandard license plate will be accepted by the registrar or a deputy registrar beginning on the first day of January of the next calendar year.

(C) If the program involving a type of nonstandard license plate is terminated under division (B) of this section, the registration of any motor vehicle displaying that type of nonstandard license plate at the time of termination may be renewed so long as the nonstandard license plates remain serviceable. If the nonstandard license plates of such a motor vehicle become unfit for service, the owner of the motor vehicle may apply for the issuance of nonstandard license plates of that same type, but the registrar or deputy registrar shall issue such nonstandard license plates only if at the time of application the stock of the bureau contains license plates of that type of nonstandard license plate. If, at the time of such application, the stock of the bureau does not contain license plates of that type of nonstandard license plate, the registrar or deputy registrar shall inform the owner of that fact, and the application shall be refused.

If the program involving a type of nonstandard license plate is terminated under division (B) of this section and the registration of motor vehicles displaying such license plates continues as permitted by this division, the registrar, for as long as such registrations continue to be issued, shall continue to collect and distribute any contribution that was required to be collected and distributed prior to the termination of that program.

(D) If the program involving a nonstandard license plate is terminated under division (B)(1) of this section, the sponsor of that license plate may apply to the registrar for the reestablishment of the program. If the program involving that nonstandard license plate is reestablished, the reestablishment is subject to division (B) of section 4503.78 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.78. (A) Except as may otherwise be specifically provided by law, after the effective date of this section, the registrar of motor vehicles shall not be required to implement any legislation that creates a license plate and provides for its issuance until the registrar receives written statements from not less than one thousand persons, indicating that they intend to apply for and obtain such license plates for their motor vehicles. The registrar may require such statements to be made on a form the registrar provides.

(B) If a program involving a nonstandard license plate is terminated under division (B)(1) of section 4503.77 of the Revised Code, the sponsor of that license plate may apply to the registrar for the reestablishment of that program, as permitted by division (D) of that section. the registrar shall not reestablish the program involving that nonstandard license plate until the registrar receives written statements from not less than one thousand persons, indicating that they intend to apply for and obtain such license plates for their motor vehicles. The registrar may require such statements to be made on a form approved by the registrar.

In determining whether one thousand persons have so indicated their intentions, the registrar shall include in the total the number of motor vehicles that continue to display the nonstandard license plate of the terminated program, as permitted by division (C) of section 4503.77 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.79. It is the intent of the general assembly that, after the effective date of this section, no legislation creating a new license plate or affecting a license plate that exists on the effective date of this section shall be approved by a general assembly if that legislation does not provide for payment by persons requesting issuance of the license plate of all taxes and fees that are normally charged and collected in issuing special license plates.

Sec. 4503.791. Beginning on the date that is six months after the effective date of this section, any motor vehicle license plate that is in existence on the effective date of this section and for which the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or a deputy registrar collects a contribution from the person who applies for the registration of the motor vehicle and, except as may otherwise specifically be provided by the general assembly, any license plate created after the effective date of this section for which the Registrar or a deputy registrar collects a contribution from the person who applies for the registration of the motor vehicle, shall be eligible to be issued to a noncommercial vehicle, recreational vehicle, or any other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar.

SECTION 2 .  That existing sections 4503.14, 4503.15, 4503.46, 4503.47, 4503.48, 4503.51, 4503.52, 4503.53, 4503.54, 4503.55, 4503.56, and 4503.57 and section 4503.50 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3 .  Sections 4501.28, 4501.29, 4503.72, and 4503.75 of the Revised Code, as enacted by this act, shall take effect January 1, 1998.

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