(a) The owner of any vehicle described in subsection (b) of this section may apply
to the Department for assignment to that vehicle of a special registration number,
provided that the owner of the vehicle must possess official documentation which indicates
that such owner is the recipient of a Bronze Star without valor (without the “V” device)
while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
(b) This section applies only to:
(1) A private passenger vehicle; or
(2) A truck with a 3/4 -ton or less manufacturer's rated capacity; or
(3) A van with a 3/4 -ton or less manufacturer's rated capacity.
(c) No fee in addition to the annual registration fee required by this title is required
for registration under this section; however, the original application under this
section shall be subject to a $10 administrative fee, which shall be deposited into
a special fund and used by the Division of Motor Vehicles for the purpose of promoting
the sale of the plate and administering this section and to fund Department projects
notwithstanding the provisions of Chapters 13 and 14 of Title 2 to the contrary.
(d) Only 1 such plate shall be issued to an applicant.
(e) The Department shall reserve sufficient license plates with the letter “M” and
numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral “1” as are required for this section.
(f) Upon receipt by the Department of information that the individual to whom the
special plate has been issued has died, the surviving spouse may transfer the plate
to a vehicle owned by the spouse that meets the requirements of subsection (b) of
this section as a valid registration plate. No fee in addition to the annual registration fee required by this title is required
for registration. If no spouse exists, the Department shall write to the representative of that person's
estate, requesting that such plate be returned to the Department within 90 days.
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