(a)(1) In addition to any other fees specified in this code and the Revenue and Taxation
Code, a fee of eighteen dollars ($18) shall be paid at the time of registration or renewal of registration of every vehicle,
except vehicles described in subdivision (a) of Section 5014.1, subject to registration under this code, except those vehicles that are expressly
exempted under this code from the payment of registration fees.
(2) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (1), upon the implementation of
the permanent trailer identification plate program, and as part of the Commercial
Vehicle Registration Act of 2001 (Chapter 861 of the Statutes of 2000), all commercial
motor vehicles subject to Section 9400.1 shall pay a fee of six dollars ($6).
(b) The money realized pursuant to this section shall be available, upon appropriation
by the Legislature, for expenditure to offset the costs of increasing the uniformed
field strength of the Department of the California Highway Patrol beyond its 1994
staffing level and those costs associated with maintaining this new level of uniformed
field strength and carrying out those duties specified in subdivision (a) of Section 830.2 of the Penal Code.
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