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HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4923


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


The committee on Bills in the Third Reading, to whom was referred the Bill relative to special license plates for certain  military personnel (House, No. 4588), reports recommending that the same be amended by substitution of the accompanying bill (House, No. 4923); and that when so amended the same will be correctly drawn.  July 22, 2010.



                                          VINCENT A. PEDONE,

                                          For the committee.

























HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 94923        FILED ON: 7/22/2010

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4923


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Ten



An Act relative to special license plates for certain military personnel.


Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to recognize forthwith the heroic service of individuals in receipt of distinguished military awards, without delay, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.




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

              Section   2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the eighteenth paragraph the following paragraph:-

The registrar shall also furnish without charge to owners of private passenger motor vehicles and motorcycles who are on active duty in the armed forces and who received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, or Purple Heart a plate with an emblem representing the awarding of said Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, or Purple Heart upon presentation by the applicant of satisfactory evidence of receipt of such award, as determined by the registrar.  The surviving spouse of a deceased recipient may elect to retain the distinctive registration plate and distinctive emblem for personal use upon payment of the established registration fee for private passenger motor vehicles or motorcycles and an additional annual $20 fee until such time as the spouse remarries or fails to renew or cancels the registration .

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