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Sponsors: Rep. Barfield
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Introduced in the House on April 26, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Wartime disabled veterans special license plate
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/26/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-8 4/26/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-8
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-3-1110 AND 56-3-1120, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO WARTIME DISABLED VETERANS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE MAY BE ISSUED TO A WARTIME DISABLED VETERAN WHO ALSO IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTINCTIVE PURPLE HEART INSIGNIA BE IMPRINTED ON IT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 242 of 2000, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-1110. (A) A wartime disabled veteran who is entitled to compensation for the loss, or loss of use of one or both legs or arms, or the permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a degree as to constitute virtual blindness and is also entitled to a special monthly statutory award by reason thereof or any South Carolina veteran classified as totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected disabilities as determined from medical records on file with the Veterans Administration may make application for registration and license of his owned or leased private passenger motor vehicle to the department without accompanying such application with the usual fee for registration and license of a vehicle of similar type. The department shall issue such license plates upon the receipt of such application in such form as may be required. A veteran who is issued a license plate under the provisions of this section shall not be required to reapply so long as he owns or leases the vehicle for which the plate is issued and a surviving spouse of such a veteran is also eligible to obtain such plate so long as the surviving spouse does not remarry.
(B) If a person who qualifies for the special license plate issued under this section also qualifies for the handicapped license plate issued pursuant to Section 56-3-1960(1), then the license plate issued pursuant to this section shall also include the distinguishing symbol used on license plates issued pursuant to Section 56-3-1960(1). If a person who qualifies for a special license plate issued under this section also qualifies for the special license plate issued for recipients of the Purple Heart under Section 56-3-3310, then a license plate issued under this section shall also include the distinctive purple heart insignia. Until the department determines that the license plate shall be redesigned to include
the symbol either or both symbols, the department shall develop a decal decals using a distinguishing symbol symbols to be placed on the license plate which shall be issued to all persons who request the a license plate authorized by this subsection, including persons for whom license plates were issued pursuant to this section on the effective date of this subsection."
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-1120 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 104 of 2001, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-1120. (A) The department may issue a special license plate with the words "Disabled Veteran" and a special number imprinted on it showing that the license plate was issued to a disabled American veteran.
(B) The department may issue a special license plate with the words "Disabled Veteran", the distinctive Purple Heart insignia, and numbers showing that the license plate was issued to a disabled American Veteran who also is the recipient of a Purple Heart."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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