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S.367

Introduced by   Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Campbell of Windsor District, Senator Carris of Rutland District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Cummings of Washington District, Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Hartwell of Bennington District, Senator Illuzzi of

                        Essex-Orleans District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator McCormack of Windsor District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District, Senator Racine of Chittenden District, Senator Shumlin of Windham District, Senator Snelling of Chittenden District, Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District and Senator White of Windham District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; traumatic brain injury; fund; department of motor vehicles;
 registration; Medicaid

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase services for individuals with traumatic brain injury by increasing vehicle registrations by $1.00 and establishing a fund.

AN ACT RELATING TO SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  33 V.S.A. chapter 78 is added to read:

Chapter 78.  INDIVIDUALS WITH

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

§ 7801.  VERMONT BRAIN INJURY Fund

(a)  The Vermont brain injury fund is established in the office of the state treasurer as a special fund to be a source of financing for services for individuals with TBI and for programs for the prevention of brain injuries established by or through contracts with the agency of human services.

(b)  Into the fund shall be deposited:

(1)  revenues from the 2008 increase in vehicle registration fees; and

(2)  proceeds from grants, donations, contributions, taxes, and any other sources of revenue as may be provided by statute, rule, or act of the general assembly.

(c)  The fund shall be administered pursuant to subchapter 5 of chapter 7 of Title 32, except that interest earned on the fund and any remaining balance shall be retained in the fund.

(d)  All monies received by or generated to the fund shall be used only as allowed by appropriation of the general assembly for the administration and delivery of services for individuals with TBI and for programs for the prevention of brain injuries established by or through contracts with the agency of human services.

Sec. 2.  23 V.S.A. § 361 is amended to read:

§ 361.  PLEASURE CARS

The annual fee for registration of any motor vehicle of the pleasure car type, and all vehicles powered by electricity, shall be $59.00 $60.00, and the biennial fee shall be $108.00 $109.00.



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