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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 310         FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3151


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas M. Stanley


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the Support Our Troops distinctive registration plates.






Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 310        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3151

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3151) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue "Support Our Troops" distinctive registration plates.  Transportation. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3089 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the Support Our Troops distinctive registration plates.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Section 2E of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              (d) The registrar shall furnish, upon application, to the owners of private passenger motor vehicles distinctive registration plates which shall display on their face a yellow ribbon and eagle design commemorating and supporting the men and women currently serving in the military and the words “Support Our Troops”.  There shall be a fee of not less than twenty dollars for such plates in addition to the established registration fee for private passenger motor vehicles, such fee being payable at the time of registration of such vehicle and at each renewal thereof.  The portion of the total fee remaining after the deduction of costs directly attributable to the issuance of such plates shall be deposited within 90 days of receipt thereof in the General Fund, to be put toward line items 1410-0010 through 1410-0630.

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