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    Subdivision 1. General requirements; fees. (a) The commissioner shall issue a special plate
emblem for each plate to an applicant who:
(1) is a member of a congressionally chartered veterans service organization and is a
registered owner of a passenger automobile, pickup truck, van, or self-propelled recreational
(2) pays the registration tax required by law;
(3) pays a fee of $10 for each set of two plates, and any other fees required by this chapter; and
(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.
(b) The additional fee of $10 is payable at the time of initial application for the special plate
emblem and when the plates must be replaced or renewed. An applicant must not be issued more
than two sets of special plate emblems for motor vehicles listed in paragraph (a) and registered
to the applicant.
(c) The applicant must present a valid card indicating membership in the American Legion
or Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    Subd. 2. Design. (a) The commissioner of veterans affairs, after consultation with each
of the congressionally chartered veterans service organizations, shall design the special plate
emblems, subject to the approval of the commissioner. The emblem must be at least as large as
the letters and numerals on the plate and the commissioner shall allow for plates with spaces for
the emblem in place of a numeral or letter.
(b) Each congressionally chartered veterans service organization must arrange for any
applicable rules of the national organization to be changed or copyrights to be released before
the commissioner may issue special emblems to members of any particular service organization
under this section.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed by amendment, 1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 9]
    Subd. 4. Plate emblem transfer. Despite section 168.12 or other law to the contrary, on
payment of a fee of $5, the veterans service organization special plate emblems issued under
subdivision 1, may be transferred by the owner to other plates on a passenger automobile, pickup
truck, van, or self-propelled recreational vehicle registered to the person to whom the emblems
were issued.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed by amendment, 1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 9]
History: 1997 c 159 art 2 s 13; 2000 c 426 s 4,5; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 9

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