SEC. 27-19-37. License tags or plates; substitute license tags and decals.
The commission shall prescribe license tags and decals as, in its discretion, are necessary to carry out the provisions of this article. Provided, however, that there shall be a substitute tag and decals for each classification and each group of tags and decals prescribed. In the case of the loss or theft of any license tag or license tag and decals, the owner shall report such loss or theft to the appropriate law enforcement officials and file a copy of such report with the commission or tax collector of the county of his residence. Upon receipt of such report, the commission or tax collector shall issue the proper substitute license tag or license tag and decals therefor. The fee for each substitute decal shall be Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2.50) and license tag and decal shall be Ten Dollars ($10.00), and the tax collector receiving such application and report shall be entitled to retain and deposit in the county general fund five percent (5%) of the cost of such substitute license tag; provided, however, that the commission may issue direct to the owner of any motor vehicle, the license for which was issued by the commission, the substitute license tag upon receipt of proper application, report and fee of Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2.50) or Ten Dollars ($10.00), as the case may be. Provided further, that all funds received from substitute license tags and decals shall be distributed in the same manner as funds from the sale of regular license tag plates. If such substitute license tag or license tag and decals shall be used upon a vehicle other than the one for which it was issued, or if the original license tag or license tag and decals, if thereafter found, shall be used upon any vehicle, then such owner or operator shall be liable for and pay an amount equal to the annual privilege tax on such vehicle plus a penalty thereof of one hundred percent (100%).
SOURCES: Codes, 1930, Sec. 5619; 1942, Sec. 9352-15; Laws, 1926, ch. 120; 1928, ch. 230; 1938, ch. 148; 1940, ch. 166; 1946, ch. 266, Sec. 15; 1950, ch. 479; 1956, ch. 383, Sec. 2; 1960, ch. 412; 1968, ch. 361, Sec. 16; 1976, ch. 361, Sec. 7; 1981, ch. 524, Sec. 3; 1982, ch. 427, Sec. 5; 1992, ch. 497, Sec. 7; 1993, ch. 326, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1993