D.C. Law 23-234. Specialty License Plate Amendment Act of 2020.

D.C. Law 23-234. Specialty License Plate Amendment Act of 2020.

AN ACT

To amend the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1937 to require the Mayor to design and issue motor vehicle identification tags that celebrate the Washington Mystics 2019 Women's National Basketball Championship, design and issue motor vehicle identification tags that celebrate the Washington Nationals 2019 Major League Baseball World Series, and design and issue tags with the legend "End Gun Violence;" and to amend the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016 to make a conforming amendment.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Specialty License Plate Amendment Act of 2020".

Sec. 2. Title IV of the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1937, approved August 17, 1937 (50 Stat. 679; D.C. Official Code § 50-1501.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:

(a) New sections 2i, 2j, and 2k are added to read as follows:

New § 50-1501.02i

Note § 50-1501.02i

"Sec. 2i. Issuance of Washington Mystics motor vehicle identification tags.

"(a) The Mayor shall design and make available for issue one or more Washington Mystics motor vehicle identification tags to demonstrate support for the Washington Mystics basketball team and celebrate the Washington Mystics 2019 Women's National Basketball Association Championship.

"(b)(1) A resident ordering a Washington Mystics tag shall pay a one-time application fee and a display fee each year thereafter. The application fee shall be $25, and the display fee shall be $20, or such other amount as may be established by the Mayor by rule.

"(2) The application fee and annual display fee shall be deposited into the General Fund of the District of Columbia.

New § 50-1501.02j

Note § 50-1501.02j

"Sec. 2j. Issuance of Washington Nationals motor vehicle identification tags.

"(a) The Mayor shall design and make available for issue one or more Washington Nationals motor vehicle identification tags to demonstrate support for the Washington Nationals baseball team and celebrate the Washington Nationals 2019 Major League Baseball World Series Championship.

"(b)(1) A resident ordering a Washington Nationals tag shall pay a one-time application fee and a display fee each year thereafter. The application fee shall be $25, and the display fee shall be $20, or such other amount as may be established by the Mayor by rule.

"(2) The application fee and annual display fee shall be deposited into the General Fund of the District of Columbia.

New § 50-1501.02k

Note § 50-1501.02k

"Sec. 2k. Issuance of End Gun Violence motor vehicle identification tags.

"(a) The Mayor shall design and make available for issue one or more motor vehicle identification tags to demonstrate support for ending gun violence in the District. The identification tags shall display the phrase "End Gun Violence".

"(b)(1) A resident ordering an End Gun Violence identification tag shall pay a one-time application fee and a display fee each year thereafter. The application fee shall be $25, and the display fee shall be $20, or such other amount as may be established by the Mayor by rule.

"(2) The application fee and annual display fee shall be deposited into the Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Fund, established by section 103 of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016, effective June 30, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-125; D.C. Official Code § 7-2413).".

Note § 50-1501.03

(b) Section 3 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1501.03) is amended as follows:

Amend § 50-1501.03

(1) Subsection (a)(1) is amended by adding new subparagraphs (M), (N), and (O) to read as follows:

"(M) Any person ordering a Washington Mystics identification tag shall pay the fees set forth in section 2i(b)(1).

"(N) Any person ordering a Washington Nationals identification tag shall pay the fees set forth in section 2j(b)(1).

"(O) Any person ordering an End Gun Violence identification tag shall pay the fees set forth in section 2k(b)(1).".

Amend § 50-1501.03

(2) Subsection (d) is amended as follows:

(A) Paragraph (9) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(B) Paragraph (10) is amended by striking the period and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(C) New paragraphs (11), (12), and (13) are added to read as follows:

"(11) The fees collected for the Washington Mystics identification tags under section 2i shall be deposited into the General Fund of the District of Columbia;

"(12) The fees collected for the Washington Nationals identification tags under section 2j shall be deposited into the General Fund of the District of Columbia; and

"(13) The fees collected for the End Gun Violence identification tags under section 2k shall be deposited in the Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Fund, established by section 103 of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016, effective June 30, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-125; D.C. Official Code § 7-2413).".

Note § 7-2413

Sec. 3. Section 103(b) of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016, effective June 30, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-125; D.C. Official Code § 7-2413(b)), is amended to read as follows:

Amend § 7-2413

"(b) Funds from the following sources shall be deposited into the Fund:

"(1) Fifty percent of all net revenue collected pursuant to section 311(a)(3) of the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018, effective May 3, 2019 (D.C. Law 22-312; D.C. Official Code § 36-621.11(a)(3)); and

"(2) All fees collected pursuant to section 2k(b)(1).".

Sec. 4. Applicability

(a) This act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council for certification.

(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.

(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of this act.

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 6. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto, a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.