WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
Senate Bill 596
By Senators Weld, Stollings, Baldwin, Boso, Cline, Sypolt, Tarr, and Maroney
13, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Military]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17A-2-12a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to including voluntary donations to the Department of Veterans Assistance on forms created by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
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, or $10, or other amount to the West Virginia Department of
(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 shall be used exclusively for purposes set forth in §9A-1-1 et seq. of this code.
(d) The division shall determine on a monthly basis the total amount collected 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.
(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.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to adjust the suggested voluntary contribution amounts on certain DMV forms to benefit veterans.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.