| Session - 127th Maine Legislature
Resolve, To Create a License Plate To Recognize the Bicentennial of the State
Sec. 1. State of Maine Bicentennial commemorative plate. Resolved: That the Secretary of State shall issue, at no cost to the Secretary of State, a reflectorized, commemorative simulated registration plate in recognition and celebration of the bicentennial of the State, which became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820. The Secretary of State shall design the plate, and the plate must bear the date of its expiration, which is December 31, 2020. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, section 454, the State of Maine Bicentennial commemorative plate may be displayed by covering, but not removing, the front registration plate on a motor vehicle, including a motor vehicle registered outside this State and operated within it, beginning January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. The plate may not be displayed on a truck tractor as defined in Title 29-A, section 101, subsection 90; and be it further
Sec. 2. Administrative fee; distribution. Resolved: That the Secretary of State shall develop a plan for the sale and distribution of the State of Maine Bicentennial commemorative plates. The fee for the State of Maine Bicentennial commemorative plate is $25, which must be credited as follows:
1. Nine dollars per plate to the Secretary of State for the costs associated with the production and issuance of the plates; and
2. Sixteen dollars per plate to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission established under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 27, chapter 17; and be it further
Sec. 3. Other uses prohibited. Resolved: That the State of Maine Bicentennial commemorative plate may not be sold or displayed on a motor vehicle except as provided in this resolve.
This resolve creates a commemorative simulated motor vehicle registration plate in celebration of Maine's bicentennial. The Secretary of State is directed to design and issue the plate, which may be displayed beginning January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 covering the front registration plate. Revenue generated by the sale of the plate in excess of the cost of production and issuance will be given to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.
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