May 31, 2012, Introduced by Senators ROBERTSON, RICHARDVILLE, MEEKHOF, HUNE, KAHN, SCHUITMAKER, HILDENBRAND, CASPERSON, MARLEAU, GREEN, BRANDENBURG, MOOLENAAR, JANSEN, NOFS, PAPPAGEORGE, COLBECK, JONES, KOWALL, EMMONS, PROOS, BOOHER, JOHNSON, SMITH and GLEASON and referred to the Committee on Transportation.
A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled
"Michigan vehicle code,"
(MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 811u.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 811u. (1) The secretary of state may issue a fund-raising
plate recognizing cancer awareness. A fund-raising plate
recognizing cancer awareness shall be of a design as determined by
the secretary of state. Fund-raising donations for plates
recognizing cancer awareness collected under sections 811f and 811g
shall be transferred under section 811h by the secretary of state
to the state treasurer, who shall disburse the donation money to
the cancer awareness fund established under this section.
(2) The cancer awareness fund is created within the state
treasury. The state treasurer may receive money or other assets
from any source for deposit into the fund. The state treasurer
shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall
credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.
(3) Money in the cancer awareness fund at the close of the
fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not lapse to the
general fund. The department of treasury shall be the administrator
of the cancer awareness fund for auditing purposes.
(4) The state treasurer shall disburse money in the cancer
awareness fund on a monthly basis to the American cancer society.
Funds disbursed under this subsection shall be used to promote
awareness and research of all cancers, including, but not limited
to, breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and
(5) The American cancer society shall annually report to the
department of treasury an accounting of money received and used
under this section.