2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-749.2:7 - Special license plates for supporters of dog and cat sterilization programs; fees

46.2-749.2:7. Special license plates for supporters of dog and catsterilization programs; fees.

A. On receipt of an application and payment of the fee prescribed by thissection, the Commissioner shall issue special license plates to supporters ofdog and cat sterilization programs.

B. The annual fee for plates issued pursuant to this section shall betwenty-five dollars in addition to the prescribed fee for state licenseplates. For each such twenty-five-dollar fee collected in excess of 1,000registrations pursuant to this section, fifteen dollars shall be paid intothe state treasury and credited to a special nonreverting fund known as theDog and Cat Sterilization Fund, established within the Department ofAccounts. These funds shall be paid annually to the locality in which thevehicle is registered and shall be used by the localities to which they arepaid to support sterilization programs for dogs and cats.

Each affected locality shall annually certify in a manner prescribed by theCommissioner that these funds have been or are being used to supportsterilization programs for dogs and cats. If an affected locality does nothave such a sterilization program, it shall (i) make the funds available toany private, nonprofit sterilization program for dogs and cats in thatlocality; (ii) return the funds to the Commissioner; or (iii) refuse thefunds. Any funds refused, returned to the Commissioner, or otherwise not paidto an affected locality shall be distributed to other affected localities ona pro rata basis.

(1996, c. 922.)

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