1017L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk



To repeal section 301.451, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to license plates.

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

            Section A. Section 301.451, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 301.451, to read as follows:

            301.451. Any person who has been awarded the purple heart medal may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle he owns, either solely or jointly, other than commercial vehicles weighing over twelve thousand pounds. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the purple heart medal as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof, with the words "PURPLE HEART" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. 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. [There shall be an additional fee charged for each set of special purple heart license plates issued equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates, but the additional fee shall only have to be paid once by the qualified applicant at the time of initial application.] There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued under 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 for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.