The act establishes a special license plate to recognize Colorado nurses. Beginning the earlier of January 15, 2022, or when the department of revenue (department) is able to issue the plates, the department shall issue Colorado nurses license plates to qualified applicants. The nurses foundation that satisfies all applicable requirements may design the Colorado nurses license plate, but the license plate must conform with standards established by the department. A person may apply for a Colorado nurses license plate if the person pays the required taxes and fees and provides to the department a certificate issued by the nurses foundation confirming that the applicant has made a donation to the nurses foundation in an amount that the nurses foundation may determine but that may not exceed $100.
For the purpose of addressing the existing statutory requirement that a minimum of 3,000 persons commit to purchasing the Colorado nurses license plate, the department is required to include signatures collected by the Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation.
For each donation that the nurses foundation receives in association with the sale of a Colorado nurses license plate, the nurses foundation shall use a portion of the donation to provide scholarships to nurses from minority populations.
For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $17,490 to the department for use by the division of motor vehicles. Of this amount, $5,400 is appropriated from the Colorado DRIVES vehicle services account in the highway users tax fund for DRIVES maintenance and support, and $12,090 is appropriated from the license plate cash fund for license plate ordering.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)