Bill No.: HB0211 Drafter: DJL


LSO No.: 09LSO-0475 Effective Date: 1/1/2010


Enrolled Act No.: HEA0113


Chapter No.: 179


Prime Sponsor: Representative Buchanan


Catch Title: Veteran's license plates.


Subject: Special license plates.


Summary/Major Elements:


         Current law authorizes special license plates for Pearl Harbor survivors, national guard members and purple heart recipients.

o       Currently special license plates are only available for passenger cars, trucks, or motor homes owned by the applicant.


                     This bill:

o       Expands the categories of special license plates to include honorably discharged veterans;

o       Provides that all the specified special license plates shall be available for motorcycles as well as passenger cars, trucks, and motor homes;

o       Specifies that the veteran's license plate have a unique design, distinguishing it from other special license plates and allows for the omission of the number designating the county;

o       Specifies application requirements, including remittance of $50.00 to be deposited into the highway fund, and the demonstration that the applicant is eligible for the special license plate.