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H. B. No. 293 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|127th General Assembly|
Representatives McGregor, J., Wachtmann, Yuko, Evans, Reinhard, Latta, Huffman, Peterson, Chandler, Dodd, Seitz, Stebelton, Fende, Sayre, Hughes
To enact sections 901.90 and 4503.503 of the Revised
Code to create "Ohio Agriculture" license plates
and to create the Ohio Agriculture License Plate
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 901.90 and 4503.503 of the Revised
Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 901.90. (A) There is hereby created in the state
treasury the Ohio agriculture license plate scholarship fund
consisting of the contributions the registrar of motor vehicles
receives pursuant to section 4503.503 of the Revised Code. Money
shall be expended from the fund only as provided in division (C)
of this section.
(B)(1) There is hereby created the Ohio agriculture license
plate scholarship fund board, consisting of the director of
agriculture or the director's designee and one representative
appointed by each of the following organizations:
(a) The Ohio agriculture council;
(b) The Ohio corngrowers association;
(c) The Ohio farm bureau federation;
(d) The Ohio soy association;
(e) The Ohio state university college of food, agricultural,
and environmental sciences;
(f) The Ohio young farmers association.
(2) All original appointments to the board shall be made not
later than ninety days after the effective date of this section,
and all vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the
original appointment. Members of the board shall serve without
compensation but shall be reimbursed for the actual expenses they
incur in performing their duties. The director of agriculture or
the director's designee shall serve as chairperson. The board
shall adopt rules governing their meetings and proceedings.
(C) There is hereby established the Ohio agriculture license
plate scholarship program to benefit students who are enrolled in
a program of agricultural education at an Ohio land grant
institution. The board shall adopt rules governing all aspects of
the program, including any additional eligibility requirements,
the application process, scholarship amounts, and any requirements
a student must meet in order to retain a scholarship.
All decisions of the board relating to the scholarship
program, including the decision to award, renew, not renew, or
revoke a scholarship, are final.
Sec. 4503.503. (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 agriculture" license plates. The application for
"Ohio agriculture" 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 agriculture" 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 agriculture" license plates shall be inscribed with
words and markings selected and designed by the Ohio farm bureau
federation, in consultation with representatives of agricultural
commodity organizations of this state. The registrar shall approve
the final design. "Ohio agriculture" license plates shall bear
county identification stickers that identify the county of
registration by name or number.
(B) "Ohio agriculture" 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 fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or
4503.42 of the Revised Code, a bureau of motor vehicles
administrative fee of ten dollars, the contribution specified
under division (C) of this section, and compliance with all other
applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration
renewal received 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 Ohio
agriculture license plate scholarship fund created in section
901.90 of the Revised Code.
(D) The registrar shall deposit the bureau administrative fee
of ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section, the
purpose of which is to compensate the bureau for the additional
services required in the issuing of the applicant's "Ohio
agriculture" license plates, into the state bureau of motor
vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
(E) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code apply to
"Ohio agriculture" license plates, except that the number "one
thousand" specified in divisions (B)(1) and (2) of section 4503.77
of the Revised Code and in divisions (A) and (B) of section
4503.78 of the Revised Code is reduced to "five hundred" in each
instance regarding "Ohio agriculture" license plates.