Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 301
Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles
Section 301.3125

August 28, 2013


Be An Organ Donor special license plates, application, fee.

301.3125. 1. Any vehicle owner may apply for "Be An Organ Donor" special personalized 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 thousand pounds gross weight. Upon making a twenty-five dollar annual contribution to the organ donor program fund, established pursuant to section 194.297, the vehicle owner may apply for the "Be An Organ Donor" plate. If the contribution is made directly to the state treasurer, the state treasurer shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the "Be An Organ Donor" license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the "Be An Organ Donor" plate. The applicant for such plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of "Be An Organ Donor" 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.

2. The "Be An Organ Donor" plate shall have the words "BE AN ORGAN DONOR" 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.

3. These plates shall be designed by the director, in consultation with the organ donation advisory committee, established pursuant to section 194.300, to educate the public about the urgent need for organ donation and the life saving benefits of organ transplants.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the words "BE AN ORGAN DONOR" authorized by this section but who does not present a contribution receipt or make a contribution to the organ donor program fund at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the words "BE AN ORGAN DONOR", as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of 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.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05


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