SS SCS HCS HB 2380, 2016 (Amended Section - Proposed Language)
301.3128. 1. Any person, as defined by subsection 3 of this section, may apply for special 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. Any person desiring a special license plate as provided by this section shall make an application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish proof of eligibility as the director may require.
2. Upon payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear an insignia depicting a yellow rose superimposed over the outline of a badge and shall bear the words "TO PROTECT AND SERVE" in the 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. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.
3. As used in this section the term "person" shall mean:
(1) A person wounded in the line of duty as a peace officer; or
(2) A surviving spouse, parent, brother, sister, or adult child, including an adopted child or stepchild, of a person killed in the line of duty as a peace officer.
4. As used in this section, the term "peace officer" has the same meaning assigned by section 590.010.
5. The director may consult with any organization which represents the interests of any person, as defined in subsection 3 of this section when formulating the design for the special license plate described in this section.
6. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration 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.