130th Ohio General Assembly
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(126th General Assembly)
(Senate Bill Number 55)

To enact section 4503.761 of the Revised Code to create "One Nation Under God" license plates.

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

SECTION 1. That section 4503.761 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 4503.761. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or 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 "one nation under God" license plates. The request for "one nation under God" 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 appropriate vehicle registration and a set of "one nation under God" 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, "one nation under God" license plates shall bear the American flag and the words "one nation under God." The bureau of motor vehicles shall design "one nation under God" license plates, and they shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) "One nation under God" license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and a fee not to exceed ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau for additional services required in the issuing of the license plates, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.

(C) The registrar shall deposit the fee not exceeding ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

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