BILL NUMBER: AB 610	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  APRIL 12, 2012
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  APRIL 19, 2012
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 21, 2012
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JANUARY 19, 2012
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 22, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 27, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 6, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Solorio
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Blumenfield, Gatto, Jeffries, and
Williams)

                        FEBRUARY 16, 2011

   An act to add and repeal Section 5156.1 of the Vehicle Code,
relating to vehicles, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take
effect immediately.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 610, Solorio. Vehicles: specialized license plates: Veterinary
Medical Board.
   (1) Under existing law, the Department of Motor Vehicles issues
environmental and other specialized license plates. The issuance of
some of those license plates is subject to additional fees. Existing
law prohibits the department from establishing a specialized license
plate program for a state agency until the department has received
not less than 7,500 applications for the plates within 12 months
after the date of the department's approval of the agency's initial
application to sponsor a specialized license plate program.
   This bill would authorize the Veterinary Medical Board to contact
the department by June 30, 2012, and indicate its intent to undertake
collection of additional applications and fees or deposits for an
additional period of 12 months in order to obtain the minimum 7,500
applications for a special license plate the board is seeking to
sponsor pursuant to existing law. The bill would make this provision
inoperative on July 1, 2013, and would repeal this provision on
January 1, 2014.
   (2) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately
as an urgency statute.



THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 5156.1 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
   5156.1.  (a) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of
Section 5156, the Veterinary Medical Board may by June 30, 2012,
contact the department and indicate its intent to undertake
collection of additional applications and fees or deposits for an
additional period not to exceed 12 months in order to obtain the
minimum 7,500 applications for a license plate it is sponsoring. If
the board elects to exercise the option under this subdivision, it
shall contact each applicant who has submitted an application with
the appropriate fees or deposits to determine if the applicant wishes
a refund of fees or deposits or requests the continuance of the
holding of the application and fees or deposits until that time that
the board has received 7,500 applications. The board shall refund the
fees or deposits to an applicant so requesting. The board shall not
collect and hold applications for a period exceeding 36 months
following the date of approval of the board's initial application to
sponsor a specialized license plate program.
   (b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2013, and, as
of January 1, 2014, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2014, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
  SEC. 2.  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the
meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate
effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
   In order to ensure that the pilot program for a specialized
license plate becomes operative as soon as possible to allow the
Veterinary Medical Board to support the critically important efforts
of city and county animal shelters to address serious animal care and
control problems facing the state, it is necessary that this act go
into effect immediately.