Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On July 1st Virginia Bills HB305/HB1190/SB666 Will Become Law Mandating RSO’s Be Prohibited from Owning Specialty License Plates that Support ALL Children-Related Charities But It Will Also Prohibit Their Spouses, Parents and Children Who Co-Own the Vehicles From Having the Plates Too

During the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session SB666 was expanded with an amendment, HB305 was “left in Committee” because the patron decided to piggy-back as a co-patron on HB 1190 . Then HB 1190 was amended to be identical to SB666, turning them into “Companion Bills”. 

I tracked these Bills through the 2016 GA session for blog readers:
·         December 30, 2015
·         January 22, 2016
·         January 29, 2016
·         February 2, 2016
·         February 8, 2016
·         February 23, 2016
·         February 26, 2016
·         March 1, 2016
·         March 2, 2016 

And after session:
·         March 20, 2016
·         March 24, 2016
·         March 25, 2016
·         April 23,2016 

They both passed through both chambers unanimously, not one Virginia Delegate or Senator voted against them. 

They were both signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe and will become law on July 1st 2016. 

What will SB666 and HB 1190 do?
A.    They’d  prohibit the Virginia DMV from issuing to registered sex offenders special license plates relating to children or children's programs or with revenues paid to funds for the benefit of children or renewing the registration for a vehicle that has been issued such license plates.  

Definitely include the following License Plates:
1.       Virginia Family and Children’s Trust Fund Kid’s First
2.      Virginia Family and Children’s Trust Fund Child Trust Heart
3.      Virginia Family and Children’s Trust Fund Child Trust Hand
4.      Virginia Family and Children’s Trust Fund Child Trust Star
5.       Virginia Cure Childhood Cancer
6.      Virginia Unlocking Autism
7.       Virginia Kid’s Eat Free
Ø       A total of 19,869 Total License Plates are in circulation*
Ø       13 are registered to VSP Registered Sex Offenders*
Ø       Of those 13, 7 are co-owned*