HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1097        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3844



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act establishing an autism license plate..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Section 2E of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 official edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:-

(d) The registrar shall furnish, upon application, to owners of private passenger motor vehicles distinctive registration plates which shall display on the face a design indicating support for autism.  There shall be a fee of not less than forty dollars for such plates in addition to the established registration fee for private passenger motor vehicles, such fee being payable at the time of registration of such vehicle and at each renewal thereof.  The portion of the total free remaining after the deduction of costs directly attributable to the issuance of such plates shall be deposited within ninety days of receipt thereof in an Autism Trust Fund.