SS SCS HCS HB 2380, 2016 (Amended Section - Proposed Language)
301.3054. 1. Any person who served in the active military service in a branch of the armed services of the United States and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special personalized license plates for any motor vehicle other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of
twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service and status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require.
2. Upon presentation of proof of eligibility and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director shall issue to the vehicle owner special personalized license plates with the words "U.S. VET" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background with a blue and red configuration in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.
3. 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 pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the vehicle may operate the vehicle for the duration of the registration in the event of the death of the qualified person. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.