Bill Text: TX HB120 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the issuance of military specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-14 - Effective on 9/1/13 [HB120 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HB120-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 120
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of military specialty license plates;
  providing an exemption from a fee.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.202(e-1), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e-1)  Other than license plates issued under Subsection
  (h), license plates issued under this section to a person also
  entitled to license plates issued under Section 504.308, 504.315,
  [or] 504.316, or 504.319 may, at the request of the person, include
  one emblem from the other license plates to which the person is
  entitled.
         SECTION 2.  Section 504.301, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  Section 504.702 does not apply to a specialty license
  plate issued under this subchapter.
         SECTION 3.  Section 504.3015(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person applying for a set of license plates under this
  subchapter shall pay the registration fee required under Chapter
  502 and the applicable special plate fee required under this
  section, except that one set of license plates shall be issued under
  Section 504.308, [or] 504.315, or 504.319 without the payment of
  the registration fee.
         SECTION 4.  Section 504.315(a), Transportation Code, as
  added by Chapter 709 (H.B. 559), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  recipients of the Bronze Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal with
  Valor.  License plates issued under this subsection must include
  the Bronze Star Medal emblem and must include the words "Bronze Star
  Medal" at the bottom of each plate.  License plates issued under
  this subsection to recipients of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor
  that are not personalized must also include the letter "V" as a
  prefix or suffix to the numerals on each plate.  [Section 504.702
  does not apply to license plates authorized by this subsection.]
         SECTION 5.  Section 504.315(a), Transportation Code, as
  added by Chapter 460 (S.B. 1755), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, is redesignated as Section 504.315(b),
  Transportation Code, and amended to read as follows:
         (b) [(a)]  The department shall issue specialty license
  plates for recipients of the Distinguished Service Medal.  License
  plates issued under this subsection must include the Distinguished
  Service Medal emblem and the words "Distinguished Service Medal" at
  the bottom of each plate.  [Section 504.702 does not apply to
  license plates authorized by this subsection.]
         SECTION 6.  Section 504.315(h), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (h)  The department shall issue special license plates for
  recipients of the Silver Star Medal.  License plates issued under
  this subsection must include the Silver Star Medal emblem and must
  include the words "Silver Star Medal" at the bottom of each
  plate.  [Section 504.702 does not apply to license plates
  authorized by this subsection.]
         SECTION 7.  Subchapter D, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.319 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.319.  DEFENSE SUPERIOR SERVICE MEDAL RECIPIENTS.
  The department shall issue specialty license plates for recipients
  of the Defense Superior Service Medal. License plates issued under
  this section must include the words "Defense Superior Service
  Medal" at the bottom of each plate.
         SECTION 8.  Section 681.008(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A vehicle on which license plates described by
  Subsection (a)(2) or issued under Section 504.202, 504.315, 
  [Section 504.315(a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h), or Section]
  504.316, or 504.319 are displayed is exempt from the payment of a
  parking fee collected through a parking meter charged by a
  governmental authority other than a branch of the federal
  government, when being operated by or for the transportation of:
               (1)  the person who registered the vehicle under
  Section 504.202(a), 504.315, [Section 504.315(a), (c), (d), (e),
  (f), (g), or (h), or Section] 504.316, or 504.319;
               (2)  a person described in Section 504.202(b) if the
  vehicle is registered under that subsection; or
               (3)  the owner or operator of a vehicle displaying
  license plates described by Subsection (a)(2).
         SECTION 9.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 120 was passed by the House on April
  11, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 120 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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