Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the issuance of certain veterans’ plates by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, 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 1. Section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fifteenth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The registrar shall furnish, upon application, to owners of private passenger motor vehicles and motorcycles who are veterans, as defined in clause Forty-third of section 7 of chapter 4 and upon presentation of evidence deemed satisfactory by the registrar, distinctive registration plates bearing on the left side the word “VETERAN”. These plates shall also include a distinctive emblem or decal for those individuals who have been awarded the Iraqi Freedom Campaign Ribbon or who served in Operation Enduring Freedom. There shall be an annual $20 fee for such “VETERAN” plates in addition to the established registration fee for private passenger motor vehicles and motorcycles. For the purposes of this paragraph, the word “motorcycles” shall not include motorized bicycles.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2009.
Approved August 4, 2009.