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HOUSE BILL NO. 454
INTRODUCED BY L. SOFT, A. BISHOP, J. HOLDEN, R. JOHNSON, S. KITZENBERG
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A VOLUNTARY CHECKOFF ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS FOR A DONATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROMOTING GENERAL PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATIONS FOR ANATOMICAL GIFTS; AMENDING SECTION 61-3-303, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 61-3-303, MCA, is amended to read:
"61-3-303. Application for registration. (1) Each owner of a motor vehicle operated or driven upon the public
highways of this state shall for each motor vehicle owned, except as otherwise provided in this section, file
or cause to be
filed in the office of the county treasurer in the county where the owner permanently resides at the time of making the
application or, if the vehicle is owned by a corporation or used primarily for commercial purposes, in the taxing jurisdiction
of the county where the vehicle is permanently assigned an application for registration or reregistration on a form prescribed
by the department. The application must contain:
(a) the name and address of the owner, giving the county, school district, and town or city within whose corporate limits the motor vehicle is taxable, if taxable, or within whose corporate limits the owner's residence is located if the motor vehicle is not taxable;
(b) the name and address of the holder of any security interest in the motor vehicle;
(c) a description of the motor vehicle, including make, year model, engine or serial number, manufacturer's model or letter, gross weight, declared weight on all trucks for which the manufacturer's rated capacity is 1 ton or less, and type of body and, if a truck, the manufacturer's rated capacity;
(d) the declared weight on all trailers operating intrastate, except travel trailers or trailers and semitrailers registered as provided in 61-3-711 through 61-3-733;
(e) a space in which the person registering the vehicle may indicate the person's desire to donate $1 or more to promote awareness and education efforts for procurement of organ and tissue donations for anatomical gifts; and
(e)(f) other information that the department may require.
(2) A person who files an application for registration or reregistration of a motor vehicle, except of a mobile home or a manufactured home as those terms are defined in 15-1-101(1), shall upon the filing of the application pay to the county treasurer:
(a) the registration fee, as provided in 61-3-311 and 61-3-321 or 61-3-456;
(b) except as provided in 61-3-456 or unless it has been previously paid:
(i) the motor vehicle taxes or fees in lieu of tax assessed or imposed against the vehicle for the current year of registration and the immediately previous year; or
(ii) the new motor vehicle sales tax against the vehicle for the current year of registration; and
(c) a donation of $1 or more if the person has indicated on the application that the person wishes to donate to promote awareness and education efforts for procurement of organ and tissue donations in Montana to favorably impact anatomical gifts.
(3) The application may not be accepted by the county treasurer unless the payments required by subsection (2) accompany the application. The department may not assess or impose and the county treasurer may not collect taxes or fees for a period other than:
(a) the current year; and
(b) the immediately previous year if the vehicle was not registered or operated on the highways of the state, regardless of the period of time since the vehicle was previously registered or operated.
(4) The department may make full and complete investigation of the tax status of the vehicle. An applicant for registration or reregistration shall submit proof from the tax or other appropriate records of the proper county at the request of the department.
(5) Revenue that accrues from the voluntary donation provided in subsection (2)(c) must be forwarded by the respective county treasurer for deposit in the state special revenue fund to the credit of an account established by the department of public health and human services to support activities related to awareness and education efforts for procurement of organ and tissue donations for anatomical gifts."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 1999.
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