SS SCS HCS HB 2380, 2016 (Amended Section - Proposed Language)
301.3075. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "bronze star" may apply for bronze star motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight.
2. Any such person shall make application for the bronze star license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the bronze star as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director with the words "BRONZE STAR" 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, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the bronze star.
3. If the person has been awarded a bronze star with a "V" for valor device on the medal, then the director of revenue shall issue plates bearing the letter "V" in addition to the words and images required by this section. Such letter "V" shall be placed on the plate in a conspicuous manner as determined by the director.
4. There shall be a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of bronze star license plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to 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 with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.