SS SCS HCS HB 2380, 2016 (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)
301.451. Any person who has been awarded the purple
heart medal may apply for special motor vehicle license plates
for any vehicle he or she owns, either solely or jointly, other
than commercial vehicles weighing over [twelve]
twenty-four thousand pounds. Any such person shall
make application for the special license plates on a form provided
by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient
of the purple heart medal as the director may require. The
director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or
numbers or a combination thereof, with the words "PURPLE HEART"
in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed
by the advisory committee established in section 301.129.
Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material
with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible
at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed
by section 301.130. There shall be no fee in addition to regular
registration fees for the purple heart license plates issued
to the applicant. There shall be no limit on the number of
license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain
so long as each set of license plates issued under this section
is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person.
License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall
not be transferable to any other person except that any registered
co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the
motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the
event of the death of the qualified person.