AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN 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 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word "Star", in line 396, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, the following words:- or Distinguished Flying Cross.
SECTION 2. Said section 2 of said chapter 90 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "star", in lines 402 and 403, as so appearing, the following words:- or Distinguished Flying Cross.
SECTION 3. The eighteenth paragraph of said section 2 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- 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 and an additional $20 fee until such time as the spouse remarries or fails to renew or cancels the registration.
SECTION 4. Section 2F of said chapter 90 is hereby amended by striking out the words "; and cities and towns for the purpose of supporting local programs as organized by a single city or town or a state-wide organization on behalf of all cities and towns", inserted by section 87 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2003, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the Massachusetts Firefighters Academy Trust Fund; the Power Linemen Fund for the further training of apprentices; the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund to be coordinated by the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts; the public school PTO/PTA Public School education fund; Massachusetts Firefighter Safety Fund; the University of Massachusetts Men's and Women's varsity gymnastic teams; the Old Colony Club for the purpose of restoring the Forefathers' monument; The Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation to benefit the fund for arts, culture and education; motorist safety as it pertains to bicyclists and sharing the road; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for research into treatment and prevention of juvenile diabetes, the Cape Cod Baseball League; and Mini-Fenway Park, Inc. and cities and towns for the purpose of supporting local programs as organized by a single city or town.
SECTION 5. Said section 2F of said chapter 90 is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-
(d) The registrar shall design, produce, issue and regulate the use of distinctive registration plates proposed by any agency, charity or nonprofit organization that has satisfactorily complied with the conditions and requirements set forth in subsection (a).