Georgia Special License Plates, Constitutional Amendment 3 (2006)

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Example of a special license plate authorized by Proposal 3
Georgia Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 was on the November 7, 2006 statewide ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Proposal 3 authorizes the Georgia State Legislature to:

  • Issue special license plates.
  • Dedicate the revenue from the sale of special license plates "to causes public and private so long as there was a determination of benefit to the state."

Election results

Georgia Amendment 3 (2006)
Approveda Yes 1,339,550 67.4%

Text of measure

Georgia Constitution
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Georgia law requires that when an election will take place on a proposed constitutional amendment, the Attorney General of Georgia, the Georgia Secretary of State and Georgia's Legislative Counsel must provide a neutral summary and explanation of each proposal.

The summary and description are incorporated into a voter guide that voters may consult prior to casting their vote. Copies of the full text of each proposal are kept on file in the office of probate court judge of the probate court where they are available for public inspection.


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution so as to authorize the General Assembly to provide for special motor vehicle license plates and dedicate the revenue from such plates for stated purposes, including dedications for the ultimate use of agencies, funds, or nonprofit corporations where it is found that there will be a benefit to the state; to provide for related matters; to provide for submission of this amendment for ratification or rejection; and for other purposes.


This proposal authorizes the General Assembly to provide for special motor vehicle license plates to be made available for optional purchase. The General Assembly is authorized to dedicate some or all revenue from the sale of the special plates for programs relating to the subject of the special plate. The dedicated revenue may go to an agency, a fund, or a nonprofit corporation and may be for the ultimate use of a nonprofit corporation if found to benefit both the state and the nonprofit corporation. Such dedicated revenue shall not be paid into or lapse to the general fund of the state treasury. Any law of this type will have to be passed by a two thirds' majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

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