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HB1360

Bill Details

Create Patriotic Number License Plates, DAV Plate Changes

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA, and NDVCC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 39‑04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to patriotic number plates; and to amend and reenact subdivision j of subsection 2 of section 39‑04‑18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to disabled veteran motor vehicle registration.

  • Create three (3) patriotic license plates available to general public
    • American Flag
    • Bald Eagle
    • Boony Stomper
    • Additional plates as approved by NDDVA
  • Funds from plates would go to Veterans Post War Trust Fund (PWTF) Principal
  • DAV Plates
    • Allow surviving spouse to retain one set of plates
    • Allow eligible veteran the option of other veteran plates and retain registration exemption
  • Fiscal Note: $488,532

House Amendments and Actions:

  • Changed initial fee from $20 to $25
  • Changed amount to Highway tax fund from $10 to $20
  • Changed amount to PWTF from $10 to $5
  • Removed requirement to report funds collected to legislative assemblies
  • Removed additional plates as approved by NDDVA
  • Removed veterans choice of plates from the DAV plate and replaced with a standard plate
  • Added surviving spouse to retain one plate

Senate Transportation Amendments:

  • Changed wording of the Logos to be used
  • Changed effective date from January 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016

Senate Appropriations Amendments:

  • Changed entire bill to requirements of "Organizational plates requiring...
    • 50 pre-paid applicants for each plate
    • $1,500 fee for each plate

House refused to concur: Conference committee assigned: Representatives Meier, Ruby, Delmore and Senators Rust, Oehlke, and Axness

Conference Committee Amendments:

  • Senate receded from it's amendments 
  • Initial fee to be $25 with $20 going to Highway tax distribution fund and $5 to the PWTF
  • Annual fee of $25 with $10 going to the Highway tax distribution fund and $15 to the PWTF
  • 100% disabled veteran can chose DAV plate or Standard Plate
  • 100% dasabled veterans un-remarried surviving spouse to retain one plate
  • Boonie Stomper plate to be issued August 1, 2016
  • Flag and Bald Eagle plates to be issued July 1, 2017

Bill Status

February 23, 2015
  • Passed House, Passed Senate. Signed by Governor