SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1396
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ERVIN (Sponsor), DAY, MUNZLINGER, PHILLIPS, KRAUS, DARROUGH, LEMBKE, BIVINS, MEADOWS, WILSON (119), SATER, DOUGHERTY, WHORTON, HOBBS, MOORE, DUSENBERG AND BEHNEN (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 12, 2006 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 301, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to Disabled American Veteran special license plates.
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 301.3061, to read as follows:
301.3061. 1. Any person eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans and who possess a valid membership card issued by the Disabled American Veterans may apply for Missouri Disabled American Veterans 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. The Missouri Disabled American Veterans hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.
2. Upon presentation of a current photo identification, the person's valid membership card issued by the Disabled American Veterans, and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the Disabled American Veterans, an emblem consisting exclusively of a red letter "D", followed by a white letter "A" and a blue letter "V" in modified block letters, with each letter having a black shaded edging, and shall engrave the words "WARTIME DISABLED" in red letters centered near the bottom of the plate. 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. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates issued under section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued under this section.
3. Any person who applies for a Disabled American Veterans license plate under this section to be used on a vehicle commonly known and referred to as a pickup truck may be issued a Disabled American Veterans license plate with the designation "beyond local" indicated in the upper right corner of the plate.
4. The director shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, 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, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, 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, 2006, shall be invalid and void.