FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 75
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES RUESTMAN, WILSON (130), DUSENBERG, RICHARD,
STEVENSON, VIEBROCK (Co-sponsors), WILSON (119), KINGERY, BEAN, EMERY, HUNTER,
MORRIS, HOBBS, GUEST, PEARCE, BROWN, SUTHERLAND, AVERY, LEMBKE (85), YAEGER,
SPRENG, SALVA, WALLACE, SCHNEIDER, GOODMAN, JOHNSON (47), PARKER, SANDER, BRUNS,
HOSKINS, HUBBARD, YATES, LAGER AND JACKSON.Pre-filed December 10, 2002, and copies ordered printed.
Read 1st time January 8, 2003.
Read 2nd time January 9, 2003, and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Motor Vehicles January 16, 2003.
Reported from the Committee on Transportation and Motor Vehicles February 20, 2003, with recommendation that the bill Do Pass
Perfected by Consent March 3, 2003.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 301.456, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to special
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 301.456, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu
thereof, to be known as section 301.456, to read as follows:
301.456. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the
"Silver Star" may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person
owns, either solely or jointly, [for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the
registration fees provided in section 301.055 or for a nonlocal property-carrying commercial
motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight of nine thousand one pounds to twelve thousand
pounds as provided in section 301.057] other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a
commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.
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 silver star as the director may
require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination
thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words
"SILVER STAR" 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 silver star. There shall be an additional fee charged for
each set of silver star license plates issued pursuant to this section equal to the fee charged for
personalized license plates. No more than [one set] two sets of silver star license plates shall be
issued to a qualified applicant. 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 with such plates for the duration of the year licensed
in the event of the death of the qualified person.