1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Study License Plate Replacement Policy (language only)

Item 537 #1c

Item 537 #1c

Motor Vehicles, Department of

Page 314, line 9, before "The Department" insert "A."
Page 314, after line 11 insert:
"B.  The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall conduct a study of the costs and benefits of regular replacement of vehicle license plates.  Participants in the study shall include representatives of law enforcement, including the State Police, sheriffs and local chiefs of police, and the Commissioners of Revenue.  The study shall include, but not be limited to (i) a determination of the cost of manufacture of a set of Virginia license plates, and a comparison of these costs with other states; (ii) an evaluation of the Council of State Government's estimate that a minimum of four percent of all vehicles are not legally registered, and the fiscal impact of this estimate applied to Virginia; (iii) the life expectancy of license plates and a determination of how often plates should be replaced; and, (iv) estimated costs for phasing in a regular license plate replacement program and estimated net savings of loss for all parties associated with regular license plate replacement."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)