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168.124 Special plates for medal of honor recipients.

Subdivision 1. Issuance and design. The registrar of motor vehicles shall issue special license plates bearing the inscription "MEDAL OF HONOR" to an applicant who is a recipient of the congressional medal of honor and upon the applicant's compliance with the laws of this state relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles and drivers. The special license plates must be of a design and size determined by the registrar. Only one set of plates bearing the inscription "MEDAL OF HONOR" may be issued for each qualified applicant.

Subd. 2. Application. Application for issuance of these plates may be made only at the time of renewal or first application for registration.

Subd. 3. No fee. The registrar shall issue a set of medal of honor plates to qualified applicants free of charge and the plates must be replaced by the department without charge if they become damaged. In addition, no fee may be charged for a subsequent year when tabs or stickers are issued for that motor vehicle on which the special medal of honor plates are placed.

Subd. 4. Transfer. Despite the provisions of section 168.12, subdivision 1, medal of honor plates issued under this section may be transferred to another personal motor vehicle owned or jointly owned by the medal of honor recipient upon notification to the registrar of motor vehicles.

Subd. 5. Motor vehicle; special definition. For purposes of this section, "motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal use, not used for commercial purposes, and may include a passenger automobile, van, pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle.

Subd. 6. When issued. The registrar of motor vehicles shall begin issuing medal of honor plates for the calendar year 1984 and thereafter.

HIST: 1983 c 267 s 1; 1989 c 140 s 10