Pre-filed December 13, 1999, and 1000 copies ordered printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk



To amend chapter 301, RSMo, relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles by adding thereto one new section relating to a Distinguished Flying Cross license plate.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Chapter 301, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 301.3053, to read as follows:

301.3053. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "Distinguished Flying Cross" may apply for Distinguished Flying Cross 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 eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for the Distinguished Flying Cross license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross 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 "DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS" 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 Distinguished Flying Cross.

3. There shall be a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of Distinguished Flying Cross license plates issued pursuant to this section. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates pursuant to section 301.144, shall not be required for 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 are 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.

Missouri House of Representatives