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HB 34 - Authorizes "In God We Trust" on License Plates - Key Vote

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Spencer Cox voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (64-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes "In God We Trust" on License Plates

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the production of "In God We Trust" license plates, effective October 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the production of “In God We Trust” special group license plates once a minimum of 500 applications have been received, effective October 1, 2013 (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes the In God We Trust Freedom Celebration Support Restricted Account, funded by the fees for the “In God We Trust” license plate (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Department of Heritage and Arts to distribute funds from the In God We Trust Freedom Celebration Support Restricted Account to 1 or more charitable organizations that fulfill the following requirements (Sec. 2):
    • Tax exempt according to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
    • Focus primarily on events surrounding the July 4 Independence Day holiday;
    • Located in the state and not affiliated with a parent organization; and
    • Create or support a minimum of 20 educational programs and community events within the state that celebrate, teach, honor and strengthen traditional American values.
  • Specifies that “traditional American values” include values of family, freedom, God and country (Sec. 2).
  • Requires any organization receiving a distribution from the Department of Heritage and Arts to spend the distribution for the following purposes (Sec. 2):
    • To create, support, or advertise programs and events within the state that celebrate traditional American values;
    • To sponsor youth speech, multimedia, and essay contests that encourage youth to honor traditional American values; or
    • To pay the costs of issuing or reordering “In God We Trust” license plate decals.

 

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes "In God We Trust" on License Plates

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