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2018 SESSION

18104302D
HOUSE BILL NO. 524
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 8, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-742.1 and 46.2-742.2 of the Code of Virginia and to amend and reenact 1 of Chapter 245 of the Acts of Assembly of 2015, relating to special license plates; fees.
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Patron-- Brewer
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 46.2-742.1 and 46.2-742.2 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-742.1. Special license plates for persons awarded the Bronze Star, Bronze Star with a "V" for valor, or the Silver Star.

On receipt of an application and written evidence that the applicant has been awarded a Bronze Star, Bronze Star with a "V" for valor, or Silver Star Medal, the Commissioner shall issue to the applicant special license plates.

For each set of license plates issued under this section, the Commissioner shall charge, in addition to the prescribed cost of state license plates, a one-time fee of $10 at the time the plates are issued.

The provisions of subdivisions B 1 and 2 of subsection B of 46.2-725 shall not apply to license plates issued under this section.

The design of license plates issued under this section to persons who have been awarded multiple decorations shall reflect the number of such decorations.

Unremarried surviving spouses of persons eligible to receive special license plates under this section may also be issued special license plates under this section.

46.2-742.2. Special license plates for persons awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, or the Distinguished Flying Cross.

On receipt of an application and written evidence that the applicant has been awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, or the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Commissioner shall issue to the applicant special license plates.

The provisions of subdivisions B 1 and 2 of subsection B of 46.2-725 shall not apply to license plates issued under this section.

Unremarried surviving spouses of persons eligible to receive special license plates under this section may also be issued special license plates under this section.

The design of license plates issued under this section to persons who have been awarded multiple decorations shall reflect the number of such decorations.

For each set of license plates issued under this section the Commissioner shall charge, in addition to the prescribed cost of state license plates, a one-time fee of $10 at the time the plates are issued.

2. That 1 of Chapter 245 of the Acts of Assembly of 2015 is amended and reenacted as follows:

1. Special license plates for recipients of the Legion of Merit Medal; fees.

On receipt of an application and written evidence that the applicant has been awarded a Legion of Merit Medal, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall issue to the applicant special license plates for recipients of the Legion of Merit Medal. For each set of license plates issued to recipients of a Legion of Merit Medal, the Commissioner shall charge a one-time fee of $10 at the time the plates are issued in addition to the prescribed fee for state license plates. Such license plates shall not be subject to the provisions of subdivision B 1 or B 2 of 46.2-725 of the Code of Virginia. The design of license plates issued to persons who have been awarded this decoration may vary to reflect the degree of such decoration. Surviving spouses of persons eligible to receive special license plates for recipients of the Legion of Merit Medal who have not remarried may also be issued such license plates.