Committee: Governmental AffairsSponsor: McClendon
Analyst: John FriedenreichDate: 03/18/2021


Senate Bill 236 as introduced would establish an application fee effective January 1, 2022, for distinctive license plates in the amount equal to the cost of producing a distinctive license plate template not to exceed $100 which would be used to cover the cost to the Alabama Department of Corrections to produce a template for a new distinctive license plate.

Additionally, this bill will make permanent the current license plate design for the Alabama Gold Star Family license, which will reduce receipts that would have been collected from the $3.00 issuance fee and distributed to the various counties and license plate issuance entities, and the Alabama Department of Revenue, by a small undetermined amount, for the Gold Star Family license plates that are not exempt from fees if the plate design was allowed to be changed.

As amended and reported by the Committee on Governmental Affairs would allow disability symbols to be included on all distinctive license plates, clarifies that the distribution of additional fees for distinctive license plates are not changed, and provides that the "Alabama Bicentennial" license plate may continue to be issued after January 1, 2022.

 Jimmy Holley, Chairperson
Governmental Affairs