SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1405
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DOUGHERTY.
Read 1st time February 5, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 301, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to special license
plates for Missouri DeMolay.
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 301.3148, to read as follows:
301.3148. 1. Any member of Missouri DeMolay may receive special license plates
as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee
to Missouri DeMolay. Missouri DeMolay hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem
to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any
contribution to Missouri DeMolay derived from this section, except reasonable
administrative costs, shall be used solely for Missouri DeMolay scholarships and other
charitable programs. Any member of Missouri DeMolay may annually apply to Missouri
DeMolay for the use of the emblem.
2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use
contribution to Missouri DeMolay, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner,
without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented
by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle.
Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for
personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be
required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which
shall bear the emblem of the Missouri DeMolay, to the vehicle owner.
3. The license plate authorized by this section shall be in a form prescribed by the
advisory committee established in section 301.129, except that 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. The bidding process used to select a vendor for the material to manufacture the
license plates authorized by this section shall consider the aesthetic appearance of the plate.
4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri DeMolay
emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization
statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not
bear the Missouri DeMolay emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of
revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and
shall design all necessary forms required by this section.