2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Section 56-3-12710 - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune special license plates.

SC Code § 56-3-12710 (2012) What's This?

< Section effective December 26, 2012. >

(A) The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue "Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune" special license plates to owners of private passenger carrying motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, or motorcycles, as defined in Section 56-3-20, registered in their names which shall have imprinted on burgundy and gold license plates "Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune" and her image, her year of birth, and her year of death. Twin City Outreach Mission shall submit to the department for its approval a design it desires to be used for this special license plate. Twin City Outreach Mission may request a change in the design not more than once every five years. The fee for this special license plate is thirty dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 56. The requirements for production, collection, and distribution of fees for the plate are those set forth in Section 56-3-8100. This special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. This special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued.

(B) The fees collected pursuant to this section above the cost of the regular motor vehicle registration fee must be distributed in the following manner:

(1) seventy-five percent to Twin City Outreach Mission to:

(a) fund the construction and operation of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Museum and Restaurant;

(b) fund the construction of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Nature Trail;

(c) promote tourism in the Town of Mayesville, Sumter County, South Carolina; and

(d) promote other projects related to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, tourism that will impact economic development and job creation for the citizens of Mayesville, Sumter County, and South Carolina; and

(2) twenty-five percent to the Town of Mayesville to be used for operational and program opportunity matching funds.

HISTORY: 2012 Act No. 272, Section 24, eff December 26, 2012.

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