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Introduced Version House Bill 4065 History

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FISCAL NOTEWEST virginia legislature

2020 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 4065

By Delegates Cooper, Pack and R. Thompson

[Introduced January 08, 2020; Referred to the Committee on Technology and Infrastructure then Finance]

A BILL to amend and reenact §17A-2-12a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing persons to donate to the West Virginia Farm Bureau, the West Virginia 4 H Program, or the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Education Foundation when renewing a driver’s license or vehicle registration; and permitting a processing fee.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


ARTICLE 2. DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.


§17A-2-12a. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles — commissioner shall prescribe forms providing for veteran contributions.


(a) Notwithstanding §17A-2-12 of this code, the commissioner shall prescribe and provide suitable forms of application which provide the following applicants the ability to make a contribution of $5, $10, or other amount of the applicant’s choosing to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, the West Virginia University Foundation, reserved for 4 H Youth Education Program, or the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Education Foundation:

(1) Applicants for original or renewal driver’s licenses or identification cards; and

(2) Applicants for a renewal of a vehicle registration.

(b) A contribution under §17A-2-12a(a) of this code shall be added, as appropriate, to the regular fee for:

(1) An original or renewal driver’s license or identification card; and

(2) A renewal of a vehicle registration.

(c) Contributions under §17A-2-12a(a) of this code to West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance shall be used exclusively for purposes set forth in §9A-1-1 et seq. of this code.

(d)(1) The division shall determine on a monthly basis the total amount collected for the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance under this section, and report and transfer said amount to the State Treasurer.  The State Treasurer shall transfer the amount collected under this section to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance.

(2) The division shall determine on a biannual basis the total amount collected for the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, the West Virginia University Foundation, reserved for 4 H Youth Education Program, and the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Education Foundation under this section and report and transfer said amount to the State Treasurer on July 1 and January 1 each fiscal year.  The State Treasurer shall transfer the funds collected for the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, the West Virginia University Foundation, reserved for 4 H Youth Education Program, and the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Education Foundation under this section in equal amounts to the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, the West Virginia University Foundation, reserved for 4 H Youth Education Program, and the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Education Foundation.

(e) The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance shall reimburse the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund for the actual costs incurred by the division in the administration of this section The division may deduct from all contributions under this section no more than two percent as an administrative fee to recover processing costs prior to transferring any money to the State Treasurer or to any foundation.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow persons to donate to the West Virginia Farm Bureau, the West Virginia 4 H Program, or the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Education Foundation when renewing a driver’s license or vehicle registration. The bill permits a processing fee.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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