Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/12/2003 05:19 PM MLV

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SB 146-COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE                                                                                   
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
SENATE  BILL  NO.  146,  "An  Act  relating  to  a  commemorative                                                               
veterans' license plate; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
Number 0068                                                                                                                     
SENATOR  GRETCHEN GUESS,  Alaska  State  Legislature, sponsor  of                                                               
SB 146, explained that Alaska is one  of the few states without a                                                               
commemorative license plate for veterans.   Right now, there is a                                                               
license  plate  that veterans  only  may  purchase; however,  any                                                               
Alaskan may purchase the plates proposed  in SB 146 in support of                                                               
veterans.    She said  the  bill  is  structured similar  to  the                                                               
children's trust,  with a $100 purchase  fee for the plates.   In                                                               
addition, there is a $35 fee  for renewal.  Those monies would be                                                               
available  for  the  legislature  to  appropriate  for  veterans'                                                               
services,  which is  the  intent.   She said  there  has been  no                                                               
opposition  to the  legislation and  that the  Division of  Motor                                                               
Vehicles  (DMV)  has  no  problem   with  it.    Furthermore,  it                                                               
generates money, and any costs would be covered by the fee.                                                                     
Number 0162                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE FATE moved to report  SB 146 out of committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations  and  the accompanying  fiscal  note.                                                               
There  being no  objection, SB  146 was  reported from  the House                                                               
Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                            

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