SEC. 27-19-41. License tags or plates and renewal license decals; reflectorization; specifications for decals.
The face of all motor vehicle license plates or tags, whether for passenger automobiles, trucks of any kind or size, whether special, distinctive or for antique vehicles or for whatever type and kind of motor vehicle including motorcycles and motorbikes issued by any authority in the state, shall be fully coated, painted or digitally printed with a reflectorizing material for the purpose of additional safety commencing with the 2002 issue.
The type of reflective material shall be determined by the license tag commission who shall not prescribe such specifications for said reflective material so as to eliminate competitive bidding or to favor any particular company or supplier, but shall be guided by the legislative intent to provide the most efficient reflectorized safety license plate within the money appropriated.
The State Tax Commission shall furnish the various counties of the state with license plates without the expiration dates imprinted thereon. The plates will have designated areas for decals to reflect the expiration date.
The State Tax Commission shall design decals which will be self-adhesive to metal. The decals will provide for the month and year of expiration; will be a different color for each consecutive year * * *; and will be serially numbered for recording purposes.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 9352-15.3; Laws, 1970, ch. 489, § 1; Laws, 1972, ch. 364, § 1; Laws, 1976, ch. 361, § 8; Laws, 2001, ch. 596, § 6, SB 2699, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001
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