(1) The department must review and either approve or reject special license plate applications submitted by sponsoring organizations.
(2) Duties of the department include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Review and approve the annual financial reports submitted by sponsoring organizations with active special license plate series and present those annual financial reports to the joint transportation committee;
(b) Report annually to the joint transportation committee on the special license plate applications that were considered by the department;
(c) Issue approval and rejection notification letters to sponsoring organizations, the executive committee of the joint transportation committee, and the legislative sponsors identified in each application. The letters must be issued within seven days of making a determination on the status of an application; and
(d) Review annually the number of plates sold for each special license plate series created after January 1, 2003. The department may submit a recommendation to discontinue a special plate series to the executive committee of the joint transportation committee.
Effective date—2011 c 367 §§ 703, 704, 716, and 719:
"Sections 703, 704, 716, and 719 of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and take effect July 1, 2011." [ 2011 c 367 § 1103