130th Ohio General Assembly
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Am. Sub. S. B. No. 114  As Passed by the House
As Passed by the House

126th General Assembly
Regular Session
2005-2006
Am. Sub. S. B. No. 114


Senators Goodman, Harris, Coughlin, Amstutz, Spada, Wachtmann, Gardner, Jordan, Carey, Schuler, Schuring, Padgett, Fedor, Dann, Armbruster, Austria, Brady, Cates, Clancy, Fingerhut, Grendell, Hagan, Hottinger, Jacobson, Mallory, Miller, R., Mumper, Niehaus, Prentiss, Roberts, Wilson, Zurz 

Representatives Bubp, Evans, D., Perry, Sayre, Uecker, Barrett, Blessing, Book, Carano, Cassell, Combs, DeBose, DeGeeter, Distel, Fende, Fessler, Flowers, Garrison, Hughes, Key, Koziura, Law, Luckie, McGregor, J., Mitchell, Patton, S., Peterson, Redfern, Schaffer, Schlichter, Stewart, J., Ujvagi, Yates, Yuko, Seitz 



A BILL
To amend sections 121.403, 4501.21, 4501.27, 5511.09, and 5533.09 and to enact sections 5.033, 5.074, 5.075, 5.081, 5.082, 5.091, 5.2233, 5.2235, 5.2236, 5.2237, 5.2238, 5.2239, 5.2240, 5.2241, 5.2242, 5.2243, 5.2244, 5.2245, 5.2246, 5.2247, 5.2248, 5.2249, 901.91, 3701.0211, 4503.433, 4503.492, 4503.503, 4503.513, 4503.523, 4503.531, 4503.542, 4503.546, 4503.547, 4503.553, 4503.712, 4503.722, 4503.731, 4503.92, 4503.93, 5533.101, 5533.116, 5533.281, 5533.321, 5533.332, 5533.632, 5533.75, 5533.76, 5533.77, 5533.791, 5533.801, 5533.811, 5533.871, 5533.91, 5533.92, and 5533.93 of the Revised Code to name certain highways, to create certain special license plates, to designate certain days and months as particular days and months, and to give official state status to certain objects and animals.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 121.403, 4501.21, 4501.27, 5511.09, and 5533.09 be amended and sections 5.033, 5.074, 5.075, 5.081, 5.082, 5.091, 5.2233, 5.2235, 5.2236, 5.2237, 5.2238, 5.2239, 5.2240, 5.2241, 5.2242, 5.2243, 5.2244, 5.2245, 5.2246, 5.2247, 5.2248, 5.2249, 901.91, 3701.0211, 4503.433, 4503.492, 4503.503, 4503.513, 4503.523, 4503.531, 4503.542, 4503.546, 4503.547, 4503.553, 4503.712, 4503.722, 4503.731, 4503.92, 4503.93, 5533.101, 5533.116, 5533.281, 5533.321, 5533.332, 5533.632, 5533.75, 5533.76, 5533.77, 5533.791, 5533.801, 5533.811, 5533.871, 5533.91, 5533.92, and 5533.93 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5.033. The frog Rana catesbeiana, commonly known as the bullfrog, is the official amphibian of the state.
Sec. 5.074. The great serpent mound in Adams county, the largest effigy earthwork in North America at one thousand three hundred thirty feet long and three feet high, is hereby designated as the official effigy mound of the state.
Sec. 5.075. The buckeye trail, a trail that is nearly fourteen hundred miles long and that extends into every region of the state, is hereby designated the official trail of the state.
Sec. 5.081. The fruit Asimina triloba, commonly known as the pawpaw, is hereby adopted as the state native fruit.
Sec. 5.082. The fruit Lycopersicon esculentus, commonly known as the tomato, is hereby adopted as the state fruit.
Sec. 5.091. The children's book Lentil is hereby adopted as the official children's book of the state. The author of Lentil, Robert McCloskey, born in Hamilton, Ohio, is hereby designated the official children's book author of the state.
Sec. 5.2233. The month of October is designated as "German Heritage Month" to honor and recognize Ohioans of German descent and their contributions to this state.
Sec. 5.2235. The twenty-ninth day of April is designated as "Dale Earnhardt Day" in honor of Dale Earnhardt, born on that day in 1951, for his passion for Nascar racing, his devotion to his family and friends, and his countless contributions to the racing industry in Ohio and throughout the United States.
Sec. 5.2236. The month of November is designated as "Epilepsy Awareness Month" to increase public awareness and understanding of epilepsy.
Sec. 5.2237. The twelfth day of June is designated as "Ronald Reagan Day" in honor of the fortieth president of the United States, who delivered the famous speech "Tear Down This Wall" on that day in 1987 in West Berlin, Germany.
Sec. 5.2238. The month of March is designated as "2nd Chance of Life: Saving Babies, Supporting Families Month" to support and promote Ohio's safe haven law (sections 2151.3515 to 2151.3530 of the Revised Code).
Sec. 5.2239.  The month of May is designated as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month" to create a broader recognition of motorcycles in the overall transportation mix and to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and deaths on the roads of this state.
Sec. 5.2240. The thirty-one days beginning on the fourteenth day of June and ending on the fourteenth day of July are designated as "American Flag Month."
Sec. 5.2241. The third week of May is designated "Co-op Education Week" in recognition of post-secondary cooperative education programs in Ohio, in which higher education institutions and employers arrange for students to participate in both traditional classroom instruction and related work experiences.
Sec. 5.2242. The twenty-first of December shall be designated "Homeless Persons' Memorial Day" to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness. State and local governments, coalitions, and other entities are encouraged to sponsor events to promote awareness of the plight of the homeless and identify actions that individuals and organizations may take to address the problem of homelessness.
Sec. 5.2243. The twenty-ninth day of April is designated as "Heritage and Freedom Flag of the Former Republic of Vietnam Day" in honor of the heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
Sec. 5.2244. The month of September is designated as "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month."
Sec. 5.2245. The month of May is designated as "Nurses Month" in recognition of the hard work and dedication of nurses and their significant contributions in improving the health care of the citizens of this state.
Sec. 5.2246. The sandwich known as "Carle's bratwurst" is hereby adopted as the official state sandwich.
Sec. 5.2247. The month of February is designated as "Black History Month" to encourage the study and remembrance of specific historical events, dates, and people that exemplify the legacy of African Americans in the United States.
Sec. 5.2248. The fifteenth of November is designated as "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Day" to raise awareness of bronchitis and emphysema and the importance of early diagnosis of these diseases.
Sec. 5.2249. The month of February is designated as "American Heart Month" to raise awareness of the seriousness of cardiovascular disease and the incidence in this state of heart disease and stroke.
Sec. 121.403. (A) The Ohio community service council may do any of the following:
(1) Accept monetary gifts or donations;
(2) Sponsor conferences, meetings, or events in furtherance of the council's purpose described in section 121.40 of the Revised Code and charge fees for participation or involvement in the conferences, meetings, or events;
(3) Sell promotional items in furtherance of the council's purpose described in section 121.40 of the Revised Code.
(B) All monetary gifts and donations, funds from the sale of promotional items, contributions received from the issuance of Ohio "volunteer" license plates pursuant to section 4503.93 of the Revised Code, and any fees paid to the council for conferences, meetings, or events sponsored by the council shall be deposited into the Ohio community service council gifts and donations fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. Moneys in the fund may be used only as follows:
(1) To pay operating expenses of the council, including payroll, personal services, maintenance, equipment, and subsidy payments;
(2) To support council programs promoting volunteerism and community service in the state;
(3) As matching funds for federal grants.
Sec. 901.91. (A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio agriculture license plate contribution fund, which shall consist of money deposited into the fund from the issuance of Ohio agriculture license plates under section 4503.503 of the Revised Code and any other contributions made directly to it. Money in the fund shall be disbursed in the form of grants approved by the Ohio agriculture license plate fund board.
All investment income of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
(B) There is hereby created the Ohio agriculture license plate fund board, consisting of the director of agriculture or the director's designee and one member appointed by the Ohio corngrowers association, one member appointed by the Ohio farm bureau federation, one member appointed by the Ohio soy association, and one member appointed by the Ohio state university college of food, agricultural, and environmental sciences. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The director or the director's designee shall be the chairperson of the board. The board shall elect from among the other four members a vice-chairperson and a secretary. All initial appointments to the board shall be made not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.
(C) The board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code governing the award of grants from the fund. Permissible uses of such grants include farmland preservation, scholarships for students enrolled in a program of agricultural education at an Ohio land grant university, and the promotion of renewable energy sources made from agricultural products from this state such as ethanol, soy biodiesel, and methane.
(D) The department of agriculture shall furnish the board with whatever the board requires to fulfill its functions.
Sec. 3701.0211. There is hereby created in the state treasury the children with medical handicaps license plate fund. The fund shall consist of the contributions that are paid to the registrar of motor vehicles by applicants who obtain children with medical handicaps license plates pursuant to section 4503.721 of the Revised Code. Money in the fund shall be used only by the department of health to comply with sections 3701.021 to 3701.028 of the Revised Code. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
Sec. 4501.21.  (A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the license plate contribution fund. The fund shall consist of all contributions paid by motor vehicle registrants and collected by the registrar of motor vehicles pursuant to sections 4503.491, 4503.492, 4503.493, 4503.50, 4503.501, 4503.502, 4503.51, 4503.522, 4503.523, 4503.545, 4503.55, 4503.551, 4503.552, 4503.553, 4503.561, 4503.562, 4503.591, 4503.67, 4503.68, 4503.69, 4503.71, 4503.711, 4503.712, 4503.72, 4503.73, 4503.74, 4503.75, and 4503.85, and 4503.92 of the Revised Code.
(B) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar collects in the fund as follows:
(1) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.491 of the Revised Code to the breast cancer fund of Ohio, which shall use that money only to pay for programs that provide assistance and education to Ohio breast cancer patients and that improve access for such patients to quality health care and clinical trials and shall not use any of the money for abortion information, counseling, services, or other abortion-related activities.
(2) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.492 of the Revised Code to the Ohio domestic violence network, which shall distribute the contributions to programs throughout the state for use in providing direct services to victims of domestic violence, including shelter, hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, and other victim services.
(3) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.493 of the Revised Code to the autism society of Ohio, which shall use the contributions for programs and autism awareness efforts throughout the state.
(3)(4) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.50 of the Revised Code to the future farmers of America foundation, which shall deposit the contributions into its general account to be used for educational and scholarship purposes of the future farmers of America foundation.
(4)(5) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.501 of the Revised Code to the 4-H youth development program of the Ohio state university extension program, which shall use those contributions to pay the expenses it incurs in conducting its educational activities.
(5)(6) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.502 of the Revised Code to the Ohio cattlemen's foundation, which shall use those contributions for scholarships and other educational activities.
(6)(7) The registrar shall pay each contribution the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.51 of the Revised Code to the university or college whose name or marking or design appears on collegiate license plates that are issued to a person under that section. A university or college that receives contributions from the fund shall deposit the contributions into its general scholarship fund.
(7)(8) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.522 of the Revised Code to the "friends of Perry's victory and international peace memorial, incorporated," a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of this state, to assist that organization in paying the expenses it incurs in sponsoring or holding charitable, educational, and cultural events at the monument.
(8)(9) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.523 of the Revised Code to the fairport harbor west breakwall lighthouse preservation society, which shall use the money to pay for the restoration, maintenance, and preservation of the lighthouses of fairport harbor.
(10) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.55 of the Revised Code to the pro football hall of fame, which shall deposit the contributions into a special bank account that it establishes and which shall be separate and distinct from any other account the pro football hall of fame maintains, to be used exclusively for the purpose of promoting the pro football hall of fame as a travel destination.
(9)(11) The registrar shall pay the contributions that are paid to the registrar pursuant to section 4503.545 of the Revised Code to the national rifle association foundation, which shall use the money to pay the costs of the educational activities and programs the foundation holds or sponsors in this state.
(10)(12) In accordance with section 955.202 of the Revised Code, the registrar shall pay to the pets program funding board created by that section the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.551 of the Revised Code and any other money from any other source, including donations, gifts, and grants, that is designated by the source to be paid to the pets program funding board. The board shall use the moneys it receives under this section only to support programs for the sterilization of dogs and cats and for educational programs concerning the proper veterinary care of those animals.
(11)(13) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.552 of the Revised Code to the rock and roll hall of fame and museum, incorporated.
(12)(14) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.553 of the Revised Code to the Ohio coalition for animals, incorporated, a nonprofit corporation, which may use the money to support educational, charitable, and other programs that provide care for unwanted, abused, and neglected horses, as well as reasonable costs incurred in association with the design, marketing, and promotion of Ohio's horse license plates, and administrative costs incurred in the disbursement and management of funds collected from the sale of Ohio's horse license plates.
(15) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.561 of the Revised Code to the state of Ohio chapter of ducks unlimited, inc., which shall deposit the contributions into a special bank account that it establishes. The special bank account shall be separate and distinct from any other account the state of Ohio chapter of ducks unlimited, inc., maintains and shall be used exclusively for the purpose of protecting, enhancing, restoring, and managing wetlands and conserving wildlife habitat. The state of Ohio chapter of ducks unlimited, inc., annually shall notify the registrar in writing of the name, address, and account to which such payments are to be made under division (B)(12) of this section.
(13)(16) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.562 of the Revised Code to the Mahoning river consortium, which shall use the money to pay the expenses it incurs in restoring and maintaining the Mahoning river watershed.
(14)(17)(a) The registrar shall pay to a sports commission created pursuant to section 4503.591 of the Revised Code each contribution the registrar receives under that section that an applicant pays to obtain license plates that bear the logo of a professional sports team located in the county of that sports commission and that is participating in the license plate program pursuant to division (E) of that section, irrespective of the county of residence of an applicant.
(b) The registrar shall pay to a community charity each contribution the registrar receives under section 4503.591 of the Revised Code that an applicant pays to obtain license plates that bear the logo of a professional sports team that is participating in the license plate program pursuant to division (G) of that section.
(15)(18) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.67 of the Revised Code to the Dan Beard council of the boy scouts of America. The council shall distribute all contributions in an equitable manner throughout the state to regional councils of the boy scouts.
(16)(19) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.68 of the Revised Code to the great river council of the girl scouts of the United States of America. The council shall distribute all contributions in an equitable manner throughout the state to regional councils of the girl scouts.
(17)(20) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.69 of the Revised Code to the Dan Beard council of the boy scouts of America. The council shall distribute all contributions in an equitable manner throughout the state to regional councils of the boy scouts.
(18)(21) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.71 of the Revised Code to the fraternal order of police of Ohio, incorporated, which shall deposit the fees into its general account to be used for purposes of the fraternal order of police of Ohio, incorporated.
(19)(22) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.711 of the Revised Code to the fraternal order of police of Ohio, incorporated, which shall deposit the contributions into an account that it creates to be used for the purpose of advancing and protecting the law enforcement profession, promoting improved law enforcement methods, and teaching respect for law and order.
(20)(23) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.712 of the Revised Code to the Ohio concerns of police survivors, which shall use those contributions to assist the families of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty in this state.
(24) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.72 of the Revised Code to the organization known on March 31, 2003, as the Ohio CASA/GAL association, a private, nonprofit corporation organized under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code. The Ohio CASA/GAL association shall use these contributions to pay the expenses it incurs in administering a program to secure the proper representation in the courts of this state of abused, neglected, and dependent children, and for the training and supervision of persons participating in that program.
(21)(25) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.73 of the Revised Code to Wright B. Flyer, incorporated, which shall deposit the contributions into its general account to be used for purposes of Wright B. Flyer, incorporated.
(22)(26) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.74 of the Revised Code to the Columbus zoological park association, which shall disburse the moneys to Ohio's major metropolitan zoos, as defined in section 4503.74 of the Revised Code, in accordance with a written agreement entered into by the major metropolitan zoos.
(23)(27) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.75 of the Revised Code to the rotary foundation, located on March 31, 2003, in Evanston, Illinois, to be placed in a fund known as the permanent fund and used to endow educational and humanitarian programs of the rotary foundation.
(24)(28) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.85 of the Revised Code to the Ohio sea grant college program to be used for Lake Erie area research projects.
(29) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.92 of the Revised Code to support our troops, incorporated, a national nonprofit corporation, which shall use those contributions in accordance with its articles of incorporation and for the benefit of servicemembers of the armed forces of the United States and their families when they are in financial need.
(C) All investment earnings of the license plate contribution fund shall be credited to the fund. Not later than the first day of May of every year, the registrar shall distribute to each entity described in divisions division (B)(1) to (24) of this section the investment income the fund earned the previous calendar year. The amount of such a distribution paid to an entity shall be proportionate to the amount of money the entity received from the fund during the previous calendar year.
Sec. 4501.27.  (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, on and after September 13, 1997, the registrar of motor vehicles, and any employee or contractor of the bureau of motor vehicles, shall not knowingly disclose or otherwise make available to any person or entity any personal information about an individual that the bureau obtained in connection with a motor vehicle record.
(B)(1) On and after September 13, 1997, the registrar, or an employee or contractor of the bureau of motor vehicles, shall disclose personal information, other than sensitive personal information, about an individual that the bureau obtained in connection with a motor vehicle record, for use in connection with any of the following matters to carry out the purposes of any specified federal automobile-related act:
(a) Motor vehicle or driver safety and theft;
(b) Motor vehicle emissions;
(c) Motor vehicle product alterations, recalls, or advisories;
(d) Performance monitoring of motor vehicles and dealers by motor vehicle manufacturers;
(e) Removal of non-owner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers.
(2) In addition to the disclosure required under division (B)(1) of this section, on and after September 13, 1997, the registrar, or an employee or contractor of the bureau of motor vehicles, may disclose personal information, other than sensitive personal information, about an individual that the bureau obtained in connection with a motor vehicle record, as follows:
(a) For the use of a government agency, including, but not limited to, a court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out its functions, or for the use of a private person or entity acting on behalf of an agency of this state, another state, the United States, or a political subdivision of this state or another state in carrying out its functions;
(b) For use in connection with matters regarding motor vehicle or driver safety and theft; motor vehicle emissions; motor vehicle product alterations, recalls, or advisories; performance monitoring of motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, and dealers; motor vehicle market research activities, including, but not limited to, survey research; and removal of non-owner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers;
(c) For use in the normal course of business by a legitimate business or an agent, employee, or contractor of a legitimate business, but only for one of the following purposes:
(i) To verify the accuracy of personal information submitted to the business, agent, employee, or contractor by an individual;
(ii) If personal information submitted to the business, agent, employee, or contractor by an individual is incorrect or no longer is correct, to obtain the correct information, but only for the purpose of preventing fraud, by pursuing legal remedies against, or recovering on a debt or security interest against, the individual.
(d) For use in connection with a civil, criminal, administrative, or arbitral proceeding in a court or agency of this state, another state, the United States, or a political subdivision of this state or another state or before a self-regulatory body, including, but not limited to, use in connection with the service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, or the execution or enforcement of a judgment or order;
(e) Pursuant to an order of a court of this state, another state, the United States, or a political subdivision of this state or another state;
(f) For use in research activities or in producing statistical reports, provided the personal information is not published, redisclosed, or used to contact an individual;
(g) For use by an insurer, insurance support organization, or self-insured entity, or by an agent, employee, or contractor of that type of entity, in connection with any claims investigation activity, anti-fraud activity, rating, or underwriting;
(h) For use in providing notice to the owner of a towed, impounded, immobilized, or forfeited vehicle;
(i) For use by any licensed private investigative agency or licensed security service for any purpose permitted under division (B)(2) of this section;
(j) For use by an employer or by the agent or insurer of an employer to obtain or verify information relating to the holder of a commercial driver's license or permit that is required under the "Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986," 100 Stat. 3207-170, 49 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., as now or hereafter amended;
(k) For use in connection with the operation of a private toll transportation facility;
(l) For any use not otherwise identified in division (B)(2) of this section that is in response to a request for individual motor vehicle records, if the individual whose personal information is requested completes and submits to the registrar or deputy registrar a form prescribed by the registrar by rule giving express consent to such disclosures.
(m) For bulk distribution for surveys, marketing, or solicitations, if the individual whose personal information is requested completes and submits to the registrar or a deputy registrar a form prescribed by the registrar by rule giving express consent to such disclosures.
(n) For use by a person, state, or state agency that requests the information, if the person, state, or state agency demonstrates that it has obtained the written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains;
(o) For use by an organization that receives a contribution specified in the Revised Code that the person paid to the registrar or deputy registrar when the person obtained a special license plate for display on the person's motor vehicle;
(p) For any other use specifically authorized by law that is related to the operation of a motor vehicle or to public safety.
(3)(a) Except as provided in division (B)(3)(b) of this section, the registrar, or an employee or contractor of the bureau of motor vehicles, may disclose sensitive personal information about an individual that the bureau obtained in connection with a motor vehicle record, only if either of the following conditions are satisfied:
(i) The individual whose personal information is requested completes and submits to the registrar or deputy registrar a form prescribed by the registrar by rule giving express consent to such disclosure;
(ii) The disclosure is for one or more of the purposes described in division (B)(2)(a), (d), (g), or (j) of this section.
(b) Division (B)(3)(a) of this section does not apply to the disclosure of sensitive personal information that is subject to section 4501.15 or 4507.53 of the Revised Code.
(C) On and after September 13, 1997, an authorized recipient of personal information about an individual that the bureau of motor vehicles obtained in connection with a motor vehicle record, other than a recipient under division (B)(2)(l) or (m) of this section, may resell or redisclose the personal information only for a use permitted under division (B)(1), (B)(2)(a) to (k), (B)(2)(n), or (B)(2)(o)(p) of this section. On and after September 13, 1997, an authorized recipient of personal information about an individual under division (B)(2)(l) of this section may resell or redisclose the information for any purpose. On and after September 13, 1997, an authorized recipient of personal information under division (B)(2)(m) of this section may resell or redisclose the information as specified pursuant to that division. On and after September 13, 1997, an authorized recipient of personal information about an individual under division (B) of this section, other than a recipient under division (B)(2)(l) of this section, that resells or rediscloses any personal information covered by this section must keep for a period of five years a record that identifies each person or entity that receives any of the personal information and the permitted purpose for which the information is to be used, and must make all such records available to the registrar of motor vehicles upon the registrar's request.
(D) The registrar may establish and carry out procedures under which the registrar or the registrar's agents, upon receipt of a request for personal information on or after September 13, 1997, that does not satisfy any of the criteria for disclosure of the information that are set forth in division (B)(1) or (2) of this section, may notify the individual about whom the information was requested, by regular mail, that the request was made. Any procedures so adopted shall provide that, if the registrar or an agent of the registrar mails the notice to the individual, the registrar or agent shall include with the notice a copy of the request and conspicuously shall include in the notice a statement that the information will not be released unless the individual waives the individual's right to privacy regarding the information that is granted under this section.
(E) The registrar of motor vehicles may adopt any forms and rules, consistent with but no more restrictive than the requirements of Public Law No. 130-322, Title XXX, 18 U.S.C. 2721-2725, that are necessary to carry out the registrar's duties under this section on and after September 13, 1997.
(F) As used in this section:
(1) "Motor vehicle record" means a record that pertains to a motor vehicle driver's or commercial driver's license or permit, a motor vehicle certificate of title, a motor vehicle registration or motor vehicle identification license plates, or an identification card issued by the bureau of motor vehicles.
(2) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 1.59 of the Revised Code and does not include this state, another state, or an agency of this state or another state.
(3) "Personal information" means information that identifies an individual, including, but not limited to, an individual's photograph or digital image, social security number, driver or driver's license identification number, name, telephone number, or medical or disability information, or an individual's address other than the five-digit zip code number. "Personal information" does not include information pertaining to a vehicular accident, driving or traffic violation, or driver's status.
(4) "Specified federal automobile-related act" means the "automobile information disclosure act Automobile Information Disclosure Act," 72 Stat. 325, 15 U.S.C. 1231-1233, the "Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Saving Act," 86 Stat. 947, 15 U.S.C. 1901, et seq., the "National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966," 80 Stat. 718, 15 U.S.C. 1381, et seq., the "Anti-car Theft Act of 1992," 106 Stat. 3384, 15 U.S.C. 2021, et seq., and the "Clean Air Act," 69 Stat. 322, 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq., all as now or hereafter amended.
(5) "Sensitive personal information" means an individual's photograph or digital image, social security number, or medical or disability information.
Sec. 4503.433. (A) As used in this section, "battle star" means a military award approved by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for service members who were engaged in actual combat against the enemy under certain circumstances.
(B) Not later than six months after the effective date of this section, the registrar of motor vehicles shall adopt rules to do all of the following:
(1) Determine the combat and military license plates authorized under this chapter that are appropriate for the display of battle stars and select an additional design for each approved combat or military license plate that includes the display of one or more battle stars;
(2) Establish the documentary evidence that an applicant must present as proof of the award upon a request under division (C) of this section for the display of a battle star on an approved combat or military license plate.
(C) Any person who is eligible for a combat or military license plate under this chapter of the type approved by the registrar by rule, who also has been awarded a battle star, may request the issuance of the approved combat or military license plate displaying the combat battle stars received by the person. The request shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence in support of the award as the registrar shall require by rule.
(D) Upon application and compliance with the requirements for issuance of the approved combat or military license plate, presentation of satisfactory evidence of the battle star award, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and combat or military license plates displaying the appropriate battle stars.
Sec. 4503.492. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of domestic violence awareness license plates. An application made under this section may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of domestic violence awareness license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, domestic violence awareness license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings that are designed by the Ohio domestic violence network and approved by the registrar. Domestic violence awareness license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) The domestic violence awareness license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C)(1) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, a fee of ten dollars for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of domestic violence awareness license plates, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C)(1) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of twenty dollars. The registrar shall deposit this contribution into the state treasury to the credit of the license plate contribution fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
(2) The registrar shall deposit the additional fee of ten dollars paid to compensate the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of domestic violence awareness license plates into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.503. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Ohio agriculture license plates. An application made under this section may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio agriculture license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, Ohio agriculture license plates shall be inscribed with the words "agriculture - - Ohio's #1 industry" and any other words or markings that are designated by the Ohio farm bureau federation in consultation with representatives from organizations that represent growers of commodities in this state. The registrar shall approve the final design. Ohio agriculture license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) The Ohio agriculture license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, a bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the Ohio agriculture license plate contribution fund created in section 901.91 of the Revised Code.
The registrar shall transmit the bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of Ohio agriculture license plates, to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.513. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles, who is a member of a historically black fraternity or sorority, may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plates bearing the name or Greek letters of the historically black fraternity or sorority of which the applicant is a member. The request for a "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plate may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, proof of membership in a historically black fraternity or sorority as required by the registrar, and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant appropriate vehicle registration and the particular "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plates indicating the fraternity or sorority of which the applicant is a member, with a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, each "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plate shall be inscribed with the name of a historically black fraternity or sorority or the Greek letters of the fraternity or sorority, or both. The registrar shall approve the design of each "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plate, and the license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) The "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) The additional fee of ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section is to compensate the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of "historically black fraternity-sorority" license plates. The registrar shall deposit this additional fee into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
(D) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.
(E) As used in this section, "historically black fraternity or sorority" means the alpha kappa alpha sorority, inc., alpha phi alpha fraternity, inc., delta sigma theta sorority, inc., zeta phi beta sorority, inc., iota phi theta fraternity, inc., kappa alpha psi fraternity, inc., sigma gamma rho sorority, inc., phi beta sigma fraternity, inc., and omega psi phi fraternity, inc., each belonging to the national pan-hellenic council, inc.
Sec. 4503.523. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of "fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse" license plates. The application for fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration, a set of fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates with a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings selected by the fairport harbor west breakwall lighthouse preservation society and approved by the registrar. Fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates and a validation sticker or, when applicable, a validation sticker alone shall be issued upon submission by the applicant of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section and a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section; payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and an additional fee of ten dollars; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal that the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the license plate contribution fund created by section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
The additional fee of ten dollars described in division (B) of this section shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in issuing license plates under this section. The registrar shall transmit that fee to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.531. (A) Any person who is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States or is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States and who served in operation Iraqi freedom may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, motor home, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence that the applicant is on active duty or is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States and served in operation Iraqi freedom as the registrar shall require by rule. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
(B) Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section; presentation of satisfactory evidence of military service in operation Iraqi freedom; payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable local tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on license plates, the license plates shall be inscribed with the words "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and bear a reproduction of the operation Iraqi freedom service ribbon or such other insignia denoting service in operation Iraqi freedom as the United States department of defense may create, as selected by the registrar. The license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(C) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.
Sec. 4503.542. (A) Any person who was issued the World War II honorable service patch or pin known as the "ruptured duck" may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar that the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence that the applicant was issued the ruptured duck service patch or pin as the registrar shall require by rule.
Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation of satisfactory evidence documenting that the applicant was issued the ruptured duck service patch or pin, and payment of the regular license fees as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code and any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall be inscribed with the words "ruptured duck" and bear a reproduction of the ruptured duck service patch or pin. The license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.
Sec. 4503.546. (A) Any member of the immediate family of a person who died in a combat zone while a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, motor home, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar that the family member owns or leases and for issuance of "gold star family" license plates for that motor vehicle. The application for "gold star family" license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration, a set of "gold star family" license plates with a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, "gold star family" license plates shall be inscribed with a gold star and the words "gold star family." "Gold star family" license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) "Gold star family" license plates and a validation sticker or, when applicable, a validation sticker alone shall be issued upon submission by the applicant of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) The additional fee of ten dollars described in division (B) of this section shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in issuing license plates under this section. The registrar shall transmit that fee to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
(D) No person who is not a member of the immediate family of a person who died in a combat zone while a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States shall willfully and falsely represent that the person is such a family member for the purpose of obtaining license plates under this section.
(E) As used in this section, "member of the immediate family" of a person who died in a combat zone while a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States means all of the following:
(1) A spouse;
(2) A parent, stepparent, or other person who acted in loco parentis;
(3) A sibling, whether of the whole or half-blood, or by adoption;
(4) A child, including those by adoption, or a stepchild.
Sec. 4503.547.  (A) Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases and for issuance of "U.S. paratrooper" license plates. The application for "U.S. paratrooper" license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence of the applicant's service in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper as the registrar requires by rule, which may include requiring the submission of a copy of the applicant's DD-214 form or an equivalent document.
Upon receipt of the completed application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation by the applicant of evidence of service in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper, and compliance by the applicant with this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of "U.S. paratrooper" license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, "U.S. paratrooper" license plates shall be inscribed with the words "U.S. paratrooper" and an appropriate symbol approved by the registrar.
"U.S. paratrooper" license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fees required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
(B) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.
Sec. 4503.553. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Ohio's horse license plates. An application made under this section may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio's horse license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, Ohio's horse license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings that are designed by the Ohio coalition for animals, incorporated and approved by the registrar. Ohio's horse license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) The Ohio's horse license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C)(1) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, a bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution in an amount not to exceed forty dollars, as determined by the Ohio coalition for animals, incorporated. The registrar shall deposit this contribution into the state treasury to the credit of the license plate contribution fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
The registrar shall deposit the bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau for the additional services required in the issuing of Ohio's horse license plates, into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.712. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates. The application for Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designed by the Ohio c.o.p.s. organization. Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) The registrar shall issue a set of Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license fee prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, an additional bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plate and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the license plate contribution fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
The registrar shall transmit the bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau for additional services required in issuing Ohio c.o.p.s. license plates, to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.722. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of children with medical handicaps license plates. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of children with medical handicaps license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, children with medical handicaps license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings designated by the department of health and approved by the registrar. Children with medical handicaps license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Children with medical handicaps license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section; payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, an additional fee of ten dollars, and a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of twenty dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the children with medical handicaps license plate fund created by section 3701.0211 of the Revised Code.
The registrar shall transmit the additional fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau of motor vehicles for the additional services required in the issuing of children with medical handicaps license plates, to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.731. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles who is a member in good standing of the civil air patrol may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of civil air patrol license plates. The request for the license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, presentation by the applicant of the required evidence that the applicant is a member in good standing of the civil air patrol, and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant appropriate vehicle registration and a set of civil air patrol license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, civil air patrol license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words and a symbol or logo designed by the civil air patrol and approved by the registrar. Civil air patrol license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Civil air patrol license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and a bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) The registrar shall deposit the bureau of motor vehicles fee, which shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau for additional services required in the issuing of civil air patrol license plates, into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.92.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of "support our troops" license plates. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of "support our troops" license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, "support our troops" license plates shall bear an appropriate logo and the words "support our troops." The bureau of motor vehicles shall design "support our troops" license plates, and they shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) "Support our troops" license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section; payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, an additional fee of ten dollars, and a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of twenty-five dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the license plate contribution fund created by section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
The registrar shall transmit the additional fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau of motor vehicles for the additional services required in the issuing of "support our troops" license plates, to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4503.93.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Ohio "volunteer" license plates. The application for Ohio "volunteer" license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio "volunteer" license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on license plates, Ohio "volunteer" license plates shall be inscribed with words and markings designed by the Ohio community service council created by section 121.40 of the Revised Code and approved by the registrar. Ohio "volunteer" license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Ohio "volunteer" license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax prescribed in section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, a bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C)(1) For each application for registration and registration renewal received under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the Ohio community service council gifts and donations fund created by section 121.403 of the Revised Code. The council shall use all such contributions for the purposes described in divisions (B)(2) and (3) of that section.
(2) The registrar shall deposit the bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section, which is for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in issuing Ohio "volunteer" license plates, into the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 5511.09.  Within a county, any highway or bridge that is part of the state highway system may be officially assigned a distinctive name, commemorative of an historical event or personage or a commonly accepted and appropriate name, by which the highway or bridge is known. Upon agreement of the governing bodies of the county and each township and municipal corporation within the county through which the highway extends or in which the bridge is located, a request for approval of the highway name may be submitted to the director of transportation. The agreement shall be indicated by a resolution from each governing body in support of the proposed highway or bridge name. The resolution may not be withdrawn, amended, or repealed for thirty days following receipt of the resolution by the requesting authority, or during the time the request is pending before the director.
Within thirty days after receipt of such a request, the director shall inform the requesting authority of his the director's decision. If the director approves the request, the requesting authority may, at its own expense, may erect markers indicating the name of the highway or bridge within the county, provided that any marker so erected shall conform to the law of this state and to federal law and shall be in accordance with the directives for the signing of named memorial highways included in the manual adopted by the department of transportation under section 4511.09 of the Revised Code.
Only one name per county shall be assigned to a highway or a bridge under this section, and the name shall apply to the entire extension of the highway or the entire portion of the bridge within the county. A name assigned to a state highway or part thereof or a bridge under this section may be altered or abolished, pursuant to approval of the director, in the same manner as provided for assignment of the original name.
This section shall not in any way modify, limit, or restrict the authority of a municipal corporation to designate within the municipal corporation, the name of a highway or a bridge that is part of the state highway system. If a municipal corporation has acted pursuant to its authority and designated the name of a highway or bridge within the municipal corporation, no other name may be assigned to that highway or bridge under this section.
Sec. 5533.09. (A)(1) That portion of the road known as interstate route seventy-six, running in an easterly and westerly direction, commencing at its intersection with interstate seventy-one in Medina county and extending through the counties of Summit and Portage to its intersection with interstate eighty in Mahoning county, shall be known as "The Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial Highway."
(2) In addition to the respective designations in sections 5533.30, 5533.32, and 5533.33 of the Revised Code, the road known as interstate route seventy, extending across Ohio from the West Virginia border in Belmont county to the Indiana border in Preble county, and the road known as interstate route seventy-one, extending across Ohio from the Kentucky border in Hamilton county to its northernmost terminus in Cuyahoga county, both shall be known as the "Purple Heart Trail."
(B) The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the each highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.101. In addition to the name prescribed by section 5533.10 of the Revised Code, that portion of the highway known as United States route fifty, commencing at mile marker number thirteen and proceeding in an easterly direction to the intersection of that United States route and state route one hundred thirty-three within Clermont county, shall be known as the "LCPL Nicholas B. Erdy Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.116. That portion of the road known as state route one hundred thirty-one, running in an easterly and westerly direction, commencing at its intersection with interstate route two hundred seventy-five within Clermont county and extending to its intersection with state route one hundred thirty-two, shall be known as the "Sam Bateman memorial highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.281. In addition to the designation contained in section 5533.28 of the Revised Code, that portion of the road known as state route eleven, located only within Ashtabula county and running in a northerly and southerly direction, shall be known as the "Marine Private Henry Kalinowski Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.321. The bridge that spans the south fork Licking river south of the city of Newark in Licking county and that is part of the road known as state route number thirteen shall be known as the "K.I.A. Memorial Bridge."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers upon the bridge, or the approaches thereto, indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.332. In addition to the name prescribed by section 5533.32 of the Revised Code, that portion of the highway known as interstate number seventy-one, running in a northerly and southerly direction within the municipal corporation of Middleburg Heights only, shall be known as the "Corporal Brad D. Squires Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.632.  The road known as state route number two, running in an easterly and westerly direction, within the municipal corporation of Willoughby only, shall be known as the "Brian Montgomery Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.75.  That portion of the road known as state route one hundred eighty-eight, located within Fairfield county only, shall be known as the "Deputy Ethan Collins Memorial Road."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.76. That portion of the road known as United States route thirty located within Crawford county, extending from the junction with state route four in an easterly direction to the junction with state route five hundred ninety-eight, shall be known as the "Lieutenant Harry L. Martin Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.77. (A) In addition to the designation of the highway known as state route number eighty-two in section 5533.17 of the Revised Code, the following portions of the following highways, located within Trumbull county only, shall be known as the "President Ronald Wilson Reagan Outerbelt":
(1) State route number five, commencing at the intersection of that highway and interstate route number eighty and running in a northeasterly direction until that highway merges with state route number eighty-two;
(2) The merged state highway consisting of state route number five and state route number eighty-two and running in an easterly direction until those two highways diverge;
(3) State route number eighty-two, commencing at the point at which that highway and state route number five diverge and running in a southeasterly and then easterly direction until its intersection with state route number eleven.
(B) The director of transportation may erect suitable markers upon those portions of those highways indicating their name.
Sec. 5533.791. The road known as state route number three hundred thirty-four, located within Clark county, shall be known as the "Lance Cpl. Kevin S. Smith Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.801. The road known as state route number ninety-three, running in a northerly and southerly direction through Lawrence county only, shall be known as the "Glenn Presnell Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.811. The bridge that spans the Maumee River in the city of Napoleon in Henry county, and that is part of the road known as state route number one hundred eight, shall be known as the "Henry County Veterans Bridge."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers upon the bridge or its approaches indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.871.  The road known as state route number six hundred sixty, located within Guernsey county, shall be known as the "Major James W. Reed Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.91. That part of the road known as state route number forty-four, located within Lake county and commencing at the intersection of that state route and state route number two and extending in a northerly direction and ending at headlands beach state park, shall be known as the "Andy Nowacki Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.92. That part of the road known as United States route number thirty, located within Crawford county and running in an easterly and westerly direction between state route number six hundred two and state route number sixty-one, shall be known as the "Staff Sergeant Kendall H. Ivy II Memorial Highway."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.
Sec. 5533.93. The bridge spanning the Ohio river at Pomeroy in Meigs county shall be known as the "Bridge of Honor."
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers upon the bridge or its approaches indicating its name.
Section 2.  That existing sections 121.403, 4501.21, 4501.27, 5511.09, and 5533.09 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
Section 3.  Section 4501.21 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Am. Sub. H.B. 68 and Sub. H.B. 298 of the 126th General Assembly. The General Assembly, applying the principle stated in division (B) of section 1.52 of the Revised Code that amendments are to be harmonized if reasonably capable of simultaneous operation, finds that the composite is the resulting version of the section in effect prior to the effective date of the section as presented in this act.
Section 4. The Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain one sign each in the northbound and southbound roadways of Interstate Highway 75 approaching Exit Number 74 that reads "Hobart Institute of Welding Technology Exit 74." The signs shall conform to the provisions contained in the manual adopted by the Department pursuant to section 4511.09 of the Revised Code regarding the size, coloring, lettering, and installation locations of the signs.
Section 5. The portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Path that is located within Trumbull County shall be known as the "Garrett Wonders Memorial Bikeway."
Section 6. It is the intent of the General Assembly in enacting section 5.2236 of the Revised Code to increase public awareness and understanding of epilepsy.
The members of the 126th General Assembly consider it vitally important that the State of Ohio join with the Epilepsy Foundation in formally designating November as Epilepsy Awareness Month. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epilepsy currently affects approximately 2.7 million Americans – roughly one of every one hundred individuals – with as many as 180,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Epilepsy afflicts people of all ages, but especially the very young and the elderly. The CDC estimates that about ten per cent of Americans will experience a seizure during their lifetime, and about three per cent will be diagnosed with epilepsy by age eighty.
Section 7. In enacting section 5.2245 of the Revised Code, it is the intent of the General Assembly to acknowledge and celebrate the nurses of this state. Although nurses practice their profession in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, other health care facilities, physician's offices, schools, and even private homes, the contributions made by the nursing profession in the improvement of the health care system are sometimes overlooked. Therefore, the members of the 126th General Assembly feel that it is vitally important that a month be formally designated as "Nurses Month" for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the role nurses play in the health and well-being of all Ohioans.
Section 8. The 126th General Assembly of the state of Ohio hereby recognizes the historical significance of the mining shovel The Silver Spade, one of the largest stripping shovels ever built, and supports the efforts of the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park to save the Silver Spade as a tourist attraction.
Section 9. The 126th General Assembly of the state of Ohio recognizes the significance of the eastern states, including Ohio, in the preparation for, and return of, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and hereby supports the extension of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail to include such additional sites.
Section 10. The 126th General Assembly of the state of Ohio recognizes the importance of the National Road, known as United States Route 40, and its role in the development of this nation, and hereby designates the year 2006, the bicentennial of the authorization of the National Road by Congress, as the Year of the Historic National Road.
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