Section 4503.721 | Donate life license plates.
(A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of "donate life" license plates. An application made under this section may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of "donate life" license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, "donate life" license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designated by lifeline of Ohio, incorporated, and approved by the registrar. "Donate life" license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) The "donate life" license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of five dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the second chance trust fund created in section 2108.34 of the Revised Code.
The additional fee of ten dollars is to compensate the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of "donate life" license plates. The registrar shall transmit the additional fee to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- April 7, 2009 – House Bill 529 - 127th General Assembly [ View April 7, 2009 Version ]
- September 14, 2016 – Amended by Senate Bill 159 - 131st General Assembly [ View September 14, 2016 Version ]
- July 1, 2017 – Amended by House Bill 26 - 132nd General Assembly [ View July 1, 2017 Version ]
- October 1, 2022 – Amended by House Bill 21 - 134th General Assembly [ View October 1, 2022 Version ]