Motor and Other vehicles

Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-48

   § 31-3-48  Plates for recipients of Purple Heart. – (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available to recipients of the Purple Heart Medal a special motor vehicle registration plate indicating the owner as a recipient of the Purple Heart.

   (b) The plate shall contain the words "combat wounded" across the top of the plate and shall have an insignia for the Purple Heart and be followed by the letters "P H", followed by a numeral or numerals. The Purple Heart insignia may be reproduced on the plate in the color purple.

   (c) Upon the death of the holder of any purple heart plates, the plates shall be transferred to his or her surviving spouse for the spouse's lifetime until he or she remarries.

   (d) The applicant is not required to pay a registration fee or service charge for the plates.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 53, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 345, § 2; P.L. 1989, ch. 482, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 186, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 188, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 109, § 56; P.L. 2002, ch. 254, § 1.)