Programs That Benefit Persons With Disabilities
The Colorado disability funding committee (committee) auctions Colorado motor vehicle license plate configurations to raise money for grants to assist persons with disabilities in accessing disability benefits and to fund new and innovative ideas that improve the quality of life and independence of persons with disabilities. Sections 1 through 5 and 13 of the act correct technical issues, consolidate statutory provisions, clarify the grant process, and clarify the license plate sales process in connection with the committee.
Section 6 exempts the disability support fund, which supports the activities of the committee, from the limit on uncommited reserves in cash funds.
Section 7 modifies the existing income tax credit for purchases of uniquely valuable motor vehicle registration numbers to specify that the amount of the credit allowed is 20% of the purchase price of the motor vehicle registration number.
Sections 8 and 9 specify that the committee is authorized to spend money from the disabled parking education and enforcement fund (fund) for the existing purposes of the fund and to provide education regarding parking for persons with disabilities.
Section 10 allows a person to reserve a license plate for which no motor vehicle has ever been registered if the person purchased the license plate configuration from the committee.
Section 11 authorizes the department of motor vehicles to sell multiple historical license plate backgrounds to benefit the committee. In addition, section 11 makes clarifying changes regarding the administration of historic license plate background sales.
Section 12 modifies the rehabilitation services that the department of labor and employment is currently required to provide at public cost without consideration of financial need.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)