An Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Registration Plate Numbers
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §461, sub-§1, as amended by PL 1999, c. 470, §4, is further amended to read:
The Secretary of State may issue a facsimile plate that is valid for a 90-day period during production of a reserved plate. A facsimile plate must be attached to the rear plate bracket.
If a person does not have a vehicle to register on May 1st, a registration number may be held for a maximum of 2 registration years by depositing with the Secretary of State $15 for each year; except that the registered owner of an antique vehicle may reserve the antique registration assigned to that person for 4 years by depositing the sum of $15 for each registration year. These fees are not refundable and may not be applied against the registration fee.
All numbers other than those reserved must be released and issued in rotation after July 1st.
A person wishing to select a number out of rotation may do so by paying the registration fee and a reserved number fee of $15.
A holder of vanity registration plates must pay the sum of $15 to reserve those letters or combination of letters and numbers, which is credited toward the renewal fee.
This bill provides that the $15 fee imposed to retain a motor vehicle registration number in a year in which new registration plates are issued does not apply for the retention of the registration number of a special veterans registration plate or a special disability registration plate for veterans.