SS SCS HCS HB 2380, 2016 (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)
301.3078. Any person who served in the military operation
known as Operation Iraqi Freedom and either currently serves
in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably
discharged from such service may apply for Operation Iraqi Freedom
motor vehicle license plates, for any motor vehicle the person
owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor
vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of
[eighteen] twenty-four thousand pounds
gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the
license plates authorized by this section on a form provided
by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service
in Operation Iraqi Freedom and status as currently serving
in a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States or as an
honorably discharged veteran as the director may require.
Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility, payment of a
fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees
and presentation of documents which may be required by law,
the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters
or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director,
with the words "OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN" in place of
the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Notwithstanding the provisions
of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the
personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.
The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be
aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.
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 this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.