130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 560  As Introduced
As Introduced

128th General Assembly
Regular Session
2009-2010
H. B. No. 560


Representative Newcomb 

Cosponsors: Representatives Garland, Dyer, Bolon, Pryor, Pillich, Phillips, O'Farrell, Harris, Patten, Moran, Dodd, Lundy, Fende, Okey, Williams, B. 



A BILL
To amend sections 4501.06, 4503.04, 4503.042, 4503.07, 4506.08, and 4507.23 of the Revised Code to eliminate the late fee of twenty dollars for motor vehicle registrations, commercial driver's licenses, driver's licenses, and motorcycle endorsements established by the biennial transportation appropriations act of the 128th General Assembly for deposit primarily into the State Highway Safety Fund and to establish a refund procedure for persons who paid the late fee.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 4501.06, 4503.04, 4503.042, 4503.07, 4506.08, and 4507.23 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 4501.06.  The taxes, fees, and fines levied, charged, or referred to in division (O) of section 4503.04, division (E) of section 4503.042, division (B) of section 4503.07, division (C)(1) of section 4503.10, division (D) of section 4503.182, division (A) of section 4503.19, division (D)(2) of section 4507.24, division (A) of section 4508.06, and sections 4503.40, 4503.42, 4505.11, 4505.111, 4506.08, 4506.09, 4507.23, 4508.05, 4923.12, and 5502.12 of the Revised Code, and the taxes charged in section 4503.65 that are distributed in accordance with division (A)(2) of section 4501.044 of the Revised Code unless otherwise designated by law, shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the state highway safety fund, which is hereby created, and shall, after receipt of certifications from the commissioners of the sinking fund certifying, as required by sections 5528.15 and 5528.35 of the Revised Code, that there are sufficient moneys to the credit of the highway improvement bond retirement fund created by section 5528.12 of the Revised Code to meet in full all payments of interest, principal, and charges for the retirement of bonds and other obligations issued pursuant to Section 2g of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and sections 5528.10 and 5528.11 of the Revised Code due and payable during the current calendar year, and that there are sufficient moneys to the credit of the highway obligations bond retirement fund created by section 5528.32 of the Revised Code to meet in full all payments of interest, principal, and charges for the retirement of highway obligations issued pursuant to Section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and sections 5528.30 and 5528.31 of the Revised Code due and payable during the current calendar year, be used for the purpose of enforcing and paying the expenses of administering the law relative to the registration and operation of motor vehicles on the public roads or highways. Amounts credited to the fund may also be used to pay the expenses of administering and enforcing the laws under which such fees were collected. All investment earnings of the state highway safety fund shall be credited to the fund.
Sec. 4503.04.  Except as provided in sections 4503.042 and 4503.65 of the Revised Code for the registration of commercial cars, trailers, semitrailers, and certain buses, the rates of the taxes imposed by section 4503.02 of the Revised Code shall be as follows:
(A) For motor vehicles having three wheels or less, the license tax is:
(1) For each motorized bicycle, ten dollars;
(2) For each motorcycle, fourteen dollars.
(B) For each passenger car, twenty dollars;
(C) For each manufactured home, each mobile home, and each travel trailer, ten dollars;
(D) For each noncommercial motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer to carry a load of no more than three-quarters of one ton and for each motor home, thirty-five dollars; for each noncommercial motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer to carry a load of more than three-quarters of one ton, but not more than one ton, seventy dollars;
(E) For each noncommercial trailer, the license tax is:
(1) Eighty-five cents for each one hundred pounds or part thereof for the first two thousand pounds or part thereof of weight of vehicle fully equipped;
(2) One dollar and forty cents for each one hundred pounds or part thereof in excess of two thousand pounds up to and including three thousand pounds.
(F) Notwithstanding its weight, twelve dollars for any:
(1) Vehicle equipped, owned, and used by a charitable or nonprofit corporation exclusively for the purpose of administering chest x-rays or receiving blood donations;
(2) Van used principally for the transportation of handicapped persons that has been modified by being equipped with adaptive equipment to facilitate the movement of such persons into and out of the van;
(3) Bus used principally for the transportation of handicapped persons or persons sixty-five years of age or older;.
(G) Notwithstanding its weight, twenty dollars for any bus used principally for the transportation of persons in a ridesharing arrangement.
(H) For each transit bus having motor power the license tax is twelve dollars.
"Transit bus" means either a motor vehicle having a seating capacity of more than seven persons which is operated and used by any person in the rendition of a public mass transportation service primarily in a municipal corporation or municipal corporations and provided at least seventy-five per cent of the annual mileage of such service and use is within such municipal corporation or municipal corporations or a motor vehicle having a seating capacity of more than seven persons which is operated solely for the transportation of persons associated with a charitable or nonprofit corporation, but does not mean any motor vehicle having a seating capacity of more than seven persons when such vehicle is used in a ridesharing capacity or any bus described by division (F)(3) of this section.
The application for registration of such transit bus shall be accompanied by an affidavit prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles and signed by the person or an agent of the firm or corporation operating such bus stating that the bus has a seating capacity of more than seven persons, and that it is either to be operated and used in the rendition of a public mass transportation service and that at least seventy-five per cent of the annual mileage of such operation and use shall be within one or more municipal corporations or that it is to be operated solely for the transportation of persons associated with a charitable or nonprofit corporation.
The form of the license plate, and the manner of its attachment to the vehicle, shall be prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles.
(I) The minimum tax for any vehicle having motor power other than a farm truck, a motorized bicycle, or motorcycle is ten dollars and eighty cents, and for each noncommercial trailer, five dollars.
(J)(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (J) of this section, for each farm truck, except a noncommercial motor vehicle, that is owned, controlled, or operated by one or more farmers exclusively in farm use as defined in this section, and not for commercial purposes, and provided that at least seventy-five per cent of such farm use is by or for the one or more owners, controllers, or operators of the farm in the operation of which a farm truck is used, the license tax is five dollars plus:
(a) Fifty cents per one hundred pounds or part thereof for the first three thousand pounds;
(b) Seventy cents per one hundred pounds or part thereof in excess of three thousand pounds up to and including four thousand pounds;
(c) Ninety cents per one hundred pounds or part thereof in excess of four thousand pounds up to and including six thousand pounds;
(d) Two dollars for each one hundred pounds or part thereof in excess of six thousand pounds up to and including ten thousand pounds;
(e) Two dollars and twenty-five cents for each one hundred pounds or part thereof in excess of ten thousand pounds;
(f) The minimum license tax for any farm truck shall be twelve dollars.
(2) The owner of a farm truck may register the truck for a period of one-half year by paying one-half the registration tax imposed on the truck under this chapter and one-half the amount of any tax imposed on the truck under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code.
(3) A farm bus may be registered for a period of ninety days from the date of issue of the license plates for the bus, for a fee of ten dollars, provided such license plates shall not be issued for more than any two ninety-day periods in any calendar year. Such use does not include the operation of trucks by commercial processors of agricultural products.
(4) License plates for farm trucks and for farm buses shall have some distinguishing marks, letters, colors, or other characteristics to be determined by the director of public safety.
(5) Every person registering a farm truck or bus under this section shall furnish an affidavit certifying that the truck or bus licensed to that person is to be so used as to meet the requirements necessary for the farm truck or farm bus classification.
Any farmer may use a truck owned by the farmer for commercial purposes by paying the difference between the commercial truck registration fee and the farm truck registration fee for the remaining part of the registration period for which the truck is registered. Such remainder shall be calculated from the beginning of the semiannual period in which application for such commercial license is made.
Taxes at the rates provided in this section are in lieu of all taxes on or with respect to the ownership of such motor vehicles, except as provided in section 4503.042 and section 4503.06 of the Revised Code.
(K) Other than trucks registered under the international registration plan in another jurisdiction and for which this state has received an apportioned registration fee, the license tax for each truck which is owned, controlled, or operated by a nonresident, and licensed in another state, and which is used exclusively for the transportation of nonprocessed agricultural products intrastate, from the place of production to the place of processing, is twenty-four dollars.
"Truck," as used in this division, means any pickup truck, straight truck, semitrailer, or trailer other than a travel trailer. Nonprocessed agricultural products, as used in this division, does not include livestock or grain.
A license issued under this division shall be issued for a period of one hundred thirty days in the same manner in which all other licenses are issued under this section, provided that no truck shall be so licensed for more than one one-hundred-thirty-day period during any calendar year.
The license issued pursuant to this division shall consist of a windshield decal to be designed by the director of public safety.
Every person registering a truck under this division shall furnish an affidavit certifying that the truck licensed to the person is to be used exclusively for the purposes specified in this division.
(L) Every person registering a motor vehicle as a noncommercial motor vehicle as defined in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code, or registering a trailer as a noncommercial trailer as defined in that section, shall furnish an affidavit certifying that the motor vehicle or trailer so licensed to the person is to be so used as to meet the requirements necessary for the noncommercial vehicle classification.
(M) Every person registering a van or bus as provided in divisions (F)(2) and (3) of this section shall furnish a notarized statement certifying that the van or bus licensed to the person is to be used for the purposes specified in those divisions. The form of the license plate issued for such motor vehicles shall be prescribed by the registrar.
(N) Every person registering as a passenger car a motor vehicle designed and used for carrying more than nine but not more than fifteen passengers, and every person registering a bus as provided in division (G) of this section, shall furnish an affidavit certifying that the vehicle so licensed to the person is to be used in a ridesharing arrangement and that the person will have in effect whenever the vehicle is used in a ridesharing arrangement a policy of liability insurance with respect to the motor vehicle in amounts and coverages no less than those required by section 4509.79 of the Revised Code. The form of the license plate issued for such a motor vehicle shall be prescribed by the registrar.
(O) Commencing on October 1, 2009, if an application for registration renewal is not applied for prior to the expiration date of the registration or within seven days after that date, the registrar or deputy registrar shall collect a fee of twenty dollars for the issuance of the vehicle registration, but may waive the fee for good cause shown if the application is accompanied by supporting evidence as the registrar may require. The fee shall be in addition to all other fees established by this section. A deputy registrar shall retain fifty cents of the fee and shall transmit the remaining amount to the registrar at the time and in the manner provided by section 4503.10 of the Revised Code. The registrar shall deposit all moneys received under this division into the state highway safety fund established in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code.
(P) As used in this section:
(1) "Van" means any motor vehicle having a single rear axle and an enclosed body without a second seat.
(2) "Handicapped person" means any person who has lost the use of one or both legs, or one or both arms, or is blind, deaf, or so severely disabled as to be unable to move about without the aid of crutches or a wheelchair.
(3) "Farm truck" means a truck used in the transportation from the farm of products of the farm, including livestock and its products, poultry and its products, floricultural and horticultural products, and in the transportation to the farm of supplies for the farm, including tile, fence, and every other thing or commodity used in agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, livestock, and poultry production and livestock, poultry, and other animals and things used for breeding, feeding, or other purposes connected with the operation of the farm.
(4) "Farm bus" means a bus used only for the transportation of agricultural employees and used only in the transportation of such employees as are necessary in the operation of the farm.
(5) "Farm supplies" includes fuel used exclusively in the operation of a farm, including one or more homes located on and used in the operation of one or more farms, and furniture and other things used in and around such homes.
Sec. 4503.042.  The registrar of motor vehicles shall adopt rules establishing the date, subsequent to this state's entry into membership in the international registration plan, when the rates established by this section become operative.
(A) The rates of the taxes imposed by section 4503.02 of the Revised Code are as follows for commercial cars having a gross vehicle weight or combined gross vehicle weight of:
(1) Not more than two thousand pounds, forty-five dollars;
(2) More than two thousand but not more than six thousand pounds, seventy dollars;
(3) More than six thousand but not more than ten thousand pounds, eighty-five dollars;
(4) More than ten thousand but not more than fourteen thousand pounds, one hundred five dollars;
(5) More than fourteen thousand but not more than eighteen thousand pounds, one hundred twenty-five dollars;
(6) More than eighteen thousand but not more than twenty-two thousand pounds, one hundred fifty dollars;
(7) More than twenty-two thousand but not more than twenty-six thousand pounds, one hundred seventy-five dollars;
(8) More than twenty-six thousand but not more than thirty thousand pounds, three hundred fifty-five dollars;
(9) More than thirty thousand but not more than thirty-four thousand pounds, four hundred twenty dollars;
(10) More than thirty-four thousand but not more than thirty-eight thousand pounds, four hundred eighty dollars;
(11) More than thirty-eight thousand but not more than forty-two thousand pounds, five hundred forty dollars;
(12) More than forty-two thousand but not more than forty-six thousand pounds, six hundred dollars;
(13) More than forty-six thousand but not more than fifty thousand pounds, six hundred sixty dollars;
(14) More than fifty thousand but not more than fifty-four thousand pounds, seven hundred twenty-five dollars;
(15) More than fifty-four thousand but not more than fifty-eight thousand pounds, seven hundred eighty-five dollars;
(16) More than fifty-eight thousand but not more than sixty-two thousand pounds, eight hundred fifty-five dollars;
(17) More than sixty-two thousand but not more than sixty-six thousand pounds, nine hundred twenty-five dollars;
(18) More than sixty-six thousand but not more than seventy thousand pounds, nine hundred ninety-five dollars;
(19) More than seventy thousand but not more than seventy-four thousand pounds, one thousand eighty dollars;
(20) More than seventy-four thousand but not more than seventy-eight thousand pounds, one thousand two hundred dollars;
(21) More than seventy-eight thousand pounds, one thousand three hundred forty dollars.
(B) The rates of the taxes imposed by section 4503.02 of the Revised Code are as follows for buses having a gross vehicle weight or combined gross vehicle weight of:
(1) Not more than two thousand pounds, ten dollars;
(2) More than two thousand but not more than six thousand pounds, forty dollars;
(3) More than six thousand but not more than ten thousand pounds, one hundred dollars;
(4) More than ten thousand but not more than fourteen thousand pounds, one hundred eighty dollars;
(5) More than fourteen thousand but not more than eighteen thousand pounds, two hundred sixty dollars;
(6) More than eighteen thousand but not more than twenty-two thousand pounds, three hundred forty dollars;
(7) More than twenty-two thousand but not more than twenty-six thousand pounds, four hundred twenty dollars;
(8) More than twenty-six thousand but not more than thirty thousand pounds, five hundred dollars;
(9) More than thirty thousand but not more than thirty-four thousand pounds, five hundred eighty dollars;
(10) More than thirty-four thousand but not more than thirty-eight thousand pounds, six hundred sixty dollars;
(11) More than thirty-eight thousand but not more than forty-two thousand pounds, seven hundred forty dollars;
(12) More than forty-two thousand but not more than forty-six thousand pounds, eight hundred twenty dollars;
(13) More than forty-six thousand but not more than fifty thousand pounds, nine hundred forty dollars;
(14) More than fifty thousand but not more than fifty-four thousand pounds, one thousand dollars;
(15) More than fifty-four thousand but not more than fifty-eight thousand pounds, one thousand ninety dollars;
(16) More than fifty-eight thousand but not more than sixty-two thousand pounds, one thousand one hundred eighty dollars;
(17) More than sixty-two thousand but not more than sixty-six thousand pounds, one thousand two hundred seventy dollars;
(18) More than sixty-six thousand but not more than seventy thousand pounds, one thousand three hundred sixty dollars;
(19) More than seventy thousand but not more than seventy-four thousand pounds, one thousand four hundred fifty dollars;
(20) More than seventy-four thousand but not more than seventy-eight thousand pounds, one thousand five hundred forty dollars;
(21) More than seventy-eight thousand pounds, one thousand six hundred thirty dollars.
(C) In addition to the license taxes imposed at the rates specified in divisions (A) and (B) of this section, an administrative fee of three dollars and fifty cents, plus an appropriate amount to cover the cost of postage, shall be collected by the registrar for each international registration plan license processed by the registrar.
(D) The rate of the tax for each trailer and semitrailer is twenty-five dollars.
(E) Commencing on October 1, 2009, if an application for registration renewal is not applied for prior to the expiration date of the registration or within seven days after that date, the registrar or deputy registrar shall collect a fee of twenty dollars for the issuance of the vehicle registration, but may waive the fee for good cause shown if the application is accompanied by supporting evidence as the registrar may require. The fee shall be in addition to all other fees established by this section. A deputy registrar shall retain fifty cents of the fee and shall transmit the remaining amount to the registrar at the time and in the manner provided by section 4503.10 of the Revised Code. The registrar shall deposit all moneys received under this division into the state highway safety fund established in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code.
(F) The rates established by this section shall not apply to any of the following:
(1) Vehicles equipped, owned, and used by a charitable or nonprofit corporation exclusively for the purpose of administering chest x-rays or receiving blood donations;
(2) Vans used principally for the transportation of handicapped persons that have been modified by being equipped with adaptive equipment to facilitate the movement of such persons into and out of the vans;
(3) Buses used principally for the transportation of handicapped persons or persons sixty-five years of age or older;
(4) Buses used principally for the transportation of persons in a ridesharing arrangement;
(5) Transit buses having motor power;
(6) Noncommercial trailers, mobile homes, or manufactured homes.
Sec. 4503.07.  (A) In lieu of the schedule of rates for commercial cars fixed in section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, the fee shall be ten dollars for each church bus used exclusively to transport members of a church congregation to and from church services or church functions or to transport children and their authorized supervisors to and from any camping function sponsored by a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable or philanthropic organization. A church within the meaning of this section is an organized religious group, duly constituted with officers and a board of trustees, regularly holding religious services, and presided over or administered to by a properly accredited ecclesiastical officer, whose name and standing is published in the official publication of the officer's religious group.
(B) Commencing on October 1, 2009, if an application for registration renewal is not applied for prior to the expiration date of the registration or within seven days after that date, the registrar or deputy registrar shall collect a fee of twenty dollars for the issuance of the vehicle registration, but may waive the fee for good cause shown if the application is accompanied by supporting evidence as the registrar may require. The fee shall be in addition to all other fees established by this section. A deputy registrar shall retain fifty cents of the fee and shall transmit the remaining amount to the registrar at the time and in the manner provided by section 4503.10 of the Revised Code. The registrar shall deposit all moneys received under this division into the state highway safety fund established in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code.
(C) The application for registration of such bus shall be accompanied by the following, as applicable:
(1) An affidavit, prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles and signed by either the senior pastor, minister, priest, or rabbi of the church making application or by the head of the governing body of the church making application, stating that the bus is to be used exclusively to transport members of a church congregation to and from church services or church functions or to transport children and their authorized supervisors to and from any camping function sponsored by a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable, or philanthropic organization;
(2) A certificate from the state highway patrol stating that the bus involved is safe for operation in accordance with such standards as are prescribed by the state highway patrol if the bus meets either of the following:
(a) It originally was designed by the manufacturer to transport sixteen or more passengers, including the driver;
(b) It has a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand one pounds or more.
(D)(C) The form of the license plate and the manner of its attachment to the vehicle shall be prescribed by the registrar.
Sec. 4506.08.  (A)(1) Each application for a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit shall be accompanied by a fee of ten dollars. Each application for a commercial driver's license, restricted commercial driver's license, renewal of such a license, or waiver for farm-related service industries shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars, except that an application for a commercial driver's license or restricted commercial driver's license received pursuant to division (A)(3) of section 4506.14 of the Revised Code shall be accompanied by a fee of eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents if the license will expire on the licensee's birthday three years after the date of issuance, a fee of twelve dollars and fifty cents if the license will expire on the licensee's birthday two years after the date of issuance, and a fee of six dollars and twenty-five cents if the license will expire on the licensee's birthday one year after the date of issuance. Each application for a duplicate commercial driver's license shall be accompanied by a fee of ten dollars.
(2) In addition, the registrar of motor vehicles or deputy registrar may collect and retain an additional fee of no more than three dollars and fifty cents for each application for a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit, commercial driver's license, renewal of a commercial driver's license, or duplicate commercial driver's license received by the registrar or deputy.
(B) In addition to the fees imposed under division (A) of this section, the registrar of motor vehicles or deputy registrar shall collect a fee of twelve dollars for each application for a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit, commercial driver's license, or duplicate commercial driver's license and for each application for renewal of a commercial driver's license. The additional fee is for the purpose of defraying the department of public safety's costs associated with the administration and enforcement of the motor vehicle and traffic laws of Ohio.
(C) Commencing on October 1, 2009, if an application for a commercial driver's license made by a person who previously held such a license is not applied for within the period specified in section 4506.14 of the Revised Code or within seven days after the period so specified, the registrar or deputy registrar shall collect a fee of twenty dollars for the issuance of the commercial driver's license, but may waive the fee for good cause shown if the application is accompanied by supporting evidence as the registrar may require. The fee is in addition to all other fees established by this section. A deputy registrar shall retain fifty cents of the fee and shall transmit the remaining amount in accordance with division (D) of this section.
(D) Each deputy registrar shall transmit the fees collected under divisions (A)(1), and (B), and (C) of this section in the time and manner prescribed by the registrar. The registrar shall deposit all moneys received under division (D)(C) of this section into the state highway safety fund established in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code.
(E)(D) Information regarding the driving record of any person holding a commercial driver's license issued by this state shall be furnished by the registrar, upon request and payment of a fee of five dollars, to the employer or prospective employer of such a person and to any insurer.
Of each five-dollar fee the registrar collects under this division, the registrar shall pay two dollars into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund established in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code, sixty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the trauma and emergency medical services fund established in section 4513.263 of the Revised Code, sixty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the homeland security fund established in section 5502.03 of the Revised Code, thirty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the investigations fund established in section 5502.131 of the Revised Code, one dollar and twenty-five cents into the state treasury to the credit of the emergency management agency service and reimbursement fund established in section 5502.39 of the Revised Code, and twenty-five cents into the state treasury to the credit of the justice program services fund established in section 5502.67 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 4507.23.  (A) Except as provided in division (J)(I) of this section, each application for a temporary instruction permit and examination shall be accompanied by a fee of five dollars.
(B) Except as provided in division (J)(I) of this section, each application for a driver's license made by a person who previously held such a license and whose license has expired not more than two years prior to the date of application, and who is required under this chapter to give an actual demonstration of the person's ability to drive, shall be accompanied by a fee of three dollars in addition to any other fees.
(C)(1) Except as provided in divisions (E) and (J)(I) of this section, each application for a driver's license, or motorcycle operator's endorsement, or renewal of a driver's license shall be accompanied by a fee of six dollars.
(2) Except as provided in division (J)(I) of this section, each application for a duplicate driver's license shall be accompanied by a fee of seven dollars and fifty cents. The duplicate driver's licenses issued under this section shall be distributed by the deputy registrar in accordance with rules adopted by the registrar of motor vehicles.
(D) Except as provided in division (J)(I) of this section, each application for a motorized bicycle license or duplicate thereof shall be accompanied by a fee of two dollars and fifty cents.
(E) Except as provided in division (J)(I) of this section, each application for a driver's license or renewal of a driver's license that will be issued to a person who is less than twenty-one years of age shall be accompanied by whichever of the following fees is applicable:
(1) If the person is sixteen years of age or older, but less than seventeen years of age, a fee of seven dollars and twenty-five cents;
(2) If the person is seventeen years of age or older, but less than eighteen years of age, a fee of six dollars;
(3) If the person is eighteen years of age or older, but less than nineteen years of age, a fee of four dollars and seventy-five cents;
(4) If the person is nineteen years of age or older, but less than twenty years of age, a fee of three dollars and fifty cents;
(5) If the person is twenty years of age or older, but less than twenty-one years of age, a fee of two dollars and twenty-five cents.
(F) Neither the registrar nor any deputy registrar shall charge a fee in excess of one dollar and fifty cents for laminating a driver's license, motorized bicycle license, or temporary instruction permit identification cards as required by sections 4507.13 and 4511.521 of the Revised Code. A deputy registrar laminating a driver's license, motorized bicycle license, or temporary instruction permit identification cards shall retain the entire amount of the fee charged for lamination, less the actual cost to the registrar of the laminating materials used for that lamination, as specified in the contract executed by the bureau for the laminating materials and laminating equipment. The deputy registrar shall forward the amount of the cost of the laminating materials to the registrar for deposit as provided in this section.
(G) Except as provided in division (J)(I) of this section and except for the renewal of a driver's license, commencing on October 1, 2003, each transaction described in divisions (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E) of this section shall be accompanied by an additional fee of twelve dollars. A transaction involving the renewal of a driver's license with an expiration date on or after that date shall be accompanied by an additional fee of twelve dollars. The additional fee is for the purpose of defraying the department of public safety's costs associated with the administration and enforcement of the motor vehicle and traffic laws of Ohio.
(H) Except as provided in division (J) of this section, commencing on October 1, 2009, if an application for a driver's license or motorcycle operator's endorsement made by a person who previously held such a license is not applied for within the period specified in section 4507.09 of the Revised Code or within seven days after the period so specified, the registrar or deputy registrar shall collect a fee of twenty dollars for the issuance of the driver's license or motorcycle endorsement, but may waive the fee for good cause shown if the application is accompanied by supporting evidence as the registrar may require. The fee shall be in addition to all other fees established by this section. A deputy registrar collecting this twenty dollar fee shall retain fifty cents and send the remaining fee to the registrar as specified in division (I) of this section.
(I) At the time and in the manner provided by section 4503.10 of the Revised Code, the deputy registrar shall transmit the fees collected under divisions (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E), those portions of the fees specified in and collected under division (F), and the additional fee under divisions division (G) and (H) of this section to the registrar. The registrar shall pay two dollars and fifty cents of each fee collected under divisions (A), (B), (C)(1) and (2), (D), and (E)(1) to (4) of this section, and the entire fee collected under division (E)(5) of this section, into the state highway safety fund established in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code, and such fees shall be used for the sole purpose of supporting driver licensing activities. The registrar also shall pay five dollars of each fee collected under division (C)(2) of this section and the entire fee collected under divisions division (G) and (H) of this section into the state highway safety fund created in section 4501.06 of the Revised Code. The remaining fees collected by the registrar under this section shall be paid into the state bureau of motor vehicles fund established in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
(J)(I) A disabled veteran who has a service-connected disability rated at one hundred per cent by the veterans' administration may apply to the registrar or a deputy registrar for the issuance to that veteran, without the payment of any fee prescribed in this section, of any of the following items:
(1) A temporary instruction permit and examination;
(2) A new, renewal, or duplicate driver's or commercial driver's license;
(3) A motorcycle operator's endorsement;
(4) A motorized bicycle license or duplicate thereof;
(5) The fee established in division (H) of this section;
(6) Lamination of a driver's license, motorized bicycle license, or temporary instruction permit identification card as provided in division (F) of this section, if the circumstances specified in division (J)(6) of this section are met.
A disabled veteran whose driver's license, motorized bicycle license, or temporary instruction permit identification card is laminated by the registrar or deputy registrar is not required to pay the registrar any lamination fee.
An application made under division (J)(I) of this section shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence of disability as the registrar may require by rule.
Section 2. That existing sections 4501.06, 4503.04, 4503.042, 4503.07, 4506.08, and 4507.23 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
Section 3.  Not later than thirty days after the effective date of this act, the Registrar of Motor Vehicles shall implement a program to refund the twenty-dollar fee paid under division (O) of section 4503.04, division (E) of section 4503.042, division (B) of section 4503.07, division (C) of section 4506.08, and division (H) of section 4507.23 of the Revised Code on and after October 9, 2009, as those divisions of those sections existed prior to the effective date of this act.
A refund request shall be made not later than six months after the effective date of this act, in writing, on a form prescribed by the Registrar. Any refund request shall be supported by evidence of the fee payment as the Registrar may require. If the request and any required evidence submitted with the request indicate that a refund is warranted, the Registrar promptly shall approve and pay the refund in the full amount of the fee.
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