Bill Text: MI SB0118 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Vehicles; registration plates; blue star family registration plates; create. Amends sec. 803e of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.803e).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - Placed On Order Of Third Reading With Substitute S-1 [SB0118 Detail]

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SENATE BILL No. 118

 

 

February 21, 2019, Introduced by Senators DALEY, WOJNO, HOLLIER, MACDONALD, HORN, LASATA, OUTMAN, VICTORY, RUNESTAD and JOHNSON and referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors, and Veterans.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 803e (MCL 257.803e), as amended by 2011 PA 46.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 803e. (1) A person who has been a prisoner of war or a

 

person whose spouse has been a prisoner of war may make application

 

apply to the secretary of state for a special registration plate

 

that shall be inscribed with special identification numbers

 

preceded by the letters "EX-POW" and shall have the words "ex-

 

prisoner of war" inscribed beneath the registration number.

 

     (2) A person who was a member of the armed services during

 

World War I may make application apply to the secretary of state

 

for a special registration plate , that shall be inscribed with

 

special identification numbers preceded by the letters "WWI" and

 


shall have the words "World War I veteran" inscribed beneath the

 

registration number.

 

     (3) A person who was a member of the armed services during

 

1941, stationed at a United States military or naval establishment

 

at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian islands, and who survived the

 

attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 may make

 

application apply to the secretary of state for a special

 

registration plate , that shall be inscribed with special

 

identification numbers and shall have the words "Pearl Harbor

 

survivor" inscribed beneath the registration number.

 

     (4) A person who is a recipient of the purple heart medal

 

Purple Heart Medal may make application apply to the secretary of

 

state for a special registration plate that shall be inscribed with

 

special identification numbers and shall have the words "combat

 

wounded veteran" inscribed beneath the registration number. In

 

addition, the special registration plate described under in this

 

subsection shall must be inscribed with a vignette of the official

 

purple heart medal.Purple Heart Medal.

 

     (5) Application for a special registration plate shall must be

 

on a form prescribed by the secretary of state , and shall must be

 

accompanied by any proof of the applicant having been a prisoner of

 

war, World War I veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor, or recipient of

 

the purple heart medal Purple Heart Medal that the secretary of

 

state may require. Application for a "Gold Star Family" special

 

registration plate described in subsection (9) shall or a "Blue

 

Star Family" special registration plate described in subsection

 

(10) must be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and


shall must be accompanied by any proof of the applicant having been

 

a gold star or blue star family member that the secretary of state

 

may require. The application for a special registration plate shall

 

must also be accompanied with payment of a $5.00 service fee.

 

     (6) Upon proper application and payment of the $5.00 service

 

fee, the secretary of state shall issue 1 or more special

 

registration plates for each applicant for use on a passenger

 

vehicle. A person who is disabled who makes application for a

 

special registration plate under this section and who makes payment

 

of the $5.00 service fee shall must be issued a tab for persons

 

with disabilities as provided in section 803f for his or her

 

special registration plate. The secretary of state shall require

 

the same proof that the applicant is a disabled person as is

 

required for issuance of a permanent windshield placard under

 

section 675. One person in any household is entitled to 1 special

 

registration plate issued under subsection (1) that is exempt from

 

payment of the tax provided in section 801. The person who is

 

issued an additional special registration plate under subsection

 

(1) shall be assessed the applicable tax provided for in section

 

801. A person issued 1 or more special registration plates under

 

subsection (2), (3), (4), or (9), shall or (10) must be assessed

 

the applicable tax provided in section 801.

 

     (7) The use of a special registration plate on a vehicle other

 

than the vehicle for which the plate is issued, or by a person who

 

does not qualify under this section, is a misdemeanor.

 

     (8) The special registration plate issued under this section

 

expires on the birthday of the vehicle owner in a year in which new


plates are issued by the secretary of state. Application for

 

renewal of the special registration plate shall be accompanied by a

 

$5.00 service fee. The applicant is not required to furnish the

 

proof provided in subsection (5).

 

     (9) A gold star family member may make application apply to

 

the secretary of state for a special registration plate that shall

 

be inscribed with special identification numbers preceded by a gold

 

star and shall have the words "Gold Star Family" inscribed beneath

 

the registration number.

 

     (10) A member of a blue star family may apply to the secretary

 

of state for a special registration plate inscribed with special

 

identification numbers preceded by a Blue Star Families insignia

 

and the words "Blue Star Family" beneath the registration number.

 

     (11) (10) As used in this section: , "gold star family member"

 

     (a) "Blue star family member" means a person who is currently

 

serving in the United States Armed Forces or in forces incorporated

 

as part of the United States Armed Forces or a person who has an

 

immediate family member serving in the United States Armed Forces

 

or in forces incorporated as part of the United States Armed

 

Forces. As used in this subdivision, "immediate family member"

 

means a parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, foster parent standing

 

in loco parentis, child, stepchild, adopted child, sibling, half-

 

sibling, spouse, or grandparent.

 

     (b) "Gold star family member" means a person who has had an

 

immediate family member die while serving in the United States

 

armed forces Armed Forces or in forces incorporated as part of the

 

United States armed forces Armed Forces if the immediate family


member meets any of the eligibility criteria specified in 10 USC

 

1126(a)(1) to (3) for a gold star lapel button.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect August 1,

 

2021.

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