Section 4503.723 | "Stop Bullying" 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 "Stop Bullying" 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 "Stop Bullying" 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, "Stop Bullying" license plates shall display an appropriate logo and words selected by the attorney general and that are approved by the registrar. "Stop Bullying" license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration as required under section 4503.19 of the Revised Code.
(B) "Stop Bullying" license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section; 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 administrative fee of ten dollars, and a contribution as provided in division (C)(1) of this section; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C)(1) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of twenty- five dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution into the state treasury to the credit of the stop bullying license plate contribution fund created in division (D) of this section.
(2) The registrar shall deposit the bureau administrative fee of ten dollars, the purpose of which is to compensate the bureau for additional services required in the issuing of "Stop Bullying" license plates, into the state treasury to the credit of the public safety - highway purposes fund created in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code.
(D) There is hereby created in the state treasury the stop bullying license plate contribution fund. The fund shall consist of money deposited into it by the registrar under this section and any money appropriated to the fund by the general assembly or donated to the fund by any source. The attorney general or the attorney general's designee shall use money in the fund to issue grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and school districts that provide bullying prevention training programs or educational opportunities. A nonprofit organization, school, or school district that receives a grant under this section shall use the grant to provide such training programs or educational opportunities. The attorney general shall approve the nonprofit organizations, schools, or school districts that receive grants and the amounts paid to each such nonprofit organization, school, or school district.
(E) As used in this section:
(1) "School" means either of the following:
(a) A community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code;
(b) A STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code.
(2) "School district" includes a city, exempted village, local, and joint vocational school district.
Available Versions of this Section
- March 20, 2019 – Enacted by Senate Bill 86 - 132nd General Assembly [ View March 20, 2019 Version ]