6271L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk



To amend chapter 301, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to a women veterans license plate.

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 301.4043, to read as follows:

            301.4043. Any woman who currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or who was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle she 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 of military service as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof, with the words "WOMEN VETERANS", 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 no fee in addition to regular registration fees for the initial set of plates issued to the applicant, however, there shall be an additional fee charged for each subsequent set of women veterans 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 for the additional set of plates. 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.