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Stegosaurus State Fossil License Plate

Concerning the creation of a special license plate to commemorate the stegosaurus as the Colorado state fossil, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The bill creates the stegosaurus state fossil license plate for motor vehicles. The department of revenue must designate a nonprofit organization to qualify applicants for issuance of the license plate. The organization must:

  • Be headquartered in Colorado;
  • Have been in existence for at least 5 years;
  • Be a nonprofit organization;
  • Provide educational services about the science and history of dinosaurs, dinosaur fossils, and related paleontology sites in the state;
  • Support the stewardship and preservation of dinosaur fossils, tracks, and other natural resources;
  • Manage land and paleontology sites that are registered as part of a national natural landmark; and
  • Have been conducting preservation, stewardship, and management of dinosaur fossils, dinosaur tracks, paleontology sites, and other natural resources for at least 5 years.

An applicant qualifies for issuance of the license plate if the applicant makes a donation to the organization and pays all required taxes and fees. In addition to the standard motor vehicle fees, the applicant must pay 2 one-time fees of $25 for issuance of the license plate. One fee is credited to the highway users tax fund and the other fee is credited to the licensing services cash fund.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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