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  • Acts
  • 2004
  • Chapter 155 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SPECIAL VETERANS 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 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "hands", in line 197, the following words:- , the registrar may furnish plates displaying the "International Symbol of Access" and the words "Disabled Veteran" for a pleasure passenger vehicle or a pick-up truck owned or leased by and used by a veteran who, according to the records of the United States Veterans' Administration, by reason of service in the armed forces of the United States has suffered loss or permanent loss of use of one or both feet; or loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands; or permanent impairment of vision of both eyes of the following status: central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, with corrective glasses, or central visual acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater that 20 degrees in the better eye, or any other disability or handicap.

SECTION 2. Said section 2 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 396, the words "or Bronze Star" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Star, Bronze Star or Distinguished Flying Cross.

SECTION 3. Said section 2 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 401 and 402, and in line 403, the words "or Bronze star" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- Star, Bronze Star or Distinguished Flying Cross.

SECTION 4. Said section 2 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the eighteenth paragraph the following paragraph:-

The registrar shall furnish without charge to owners of private passenger motor vehicles, who are parents, children or spouses of members of the military who were killed in action upon presentation of satisfactory evidence of such status as determined by the registrar, distinctive registration plates that read "Gold Star Family" for one private passenger motor vehicle owned and principally used by such persons.

Approved July 1, 2004.