A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 31-3 of the General Laws entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
31-3-48.1. Plates for recipients of distinguished service cross. -- (a) The administrator of motor vehicles is empowered to make available to recipients of the United States Army distinguished service cross medal a special motor vehicle registration plate indicating the owner as a recipient of the distinguished service cross. The applicant shall be required to pay a registration fee and a transfer charge of five dollars ($5.00) for the plate.
(b) The plate shall contain the words "distinguished service cross" across the top of the plate, shall bear an insignia for the distinguished service cross, and then a numeral or numerals.
(c) Upon the death of the holder of any "distinguished service cross" plate, the plate shall be transferred to the surviving spouse for the spouse's lifetime or until remarriage.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.