SB 254 Modifies provisions relating to motor vehicle license plates
Sponsor: Kraus
LR Number: 1424S.06T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 7/13/2015 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1753-1754
Title: HCS SB 254 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2015
House Handler: Davis

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CCS#2/HCS/SB 254 - This act modifies provisions relating to motor vehicles.

LICENSE PLATE MOUNTING (Section 301.130)

This act allows trailer and motorcycle license plates to be mounted horizontally or vertically on the left rear of the motor vehicle.

The provisions in this section are identical to provisions contained in SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).

DISABLED PLACARDS AND LICENSE PLATES (Section 301.142)

This act adds physical therapists and assistant physicians to the list of authorized health care practitioners who may issue a statement for his or her patient to receive a disabled placard or license plate.

The provisions in this section are identical to provisions contained in SCS/HCS/HB 1002 (2015).

ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE FOR TITLE TRANSFER (Sections 301.196)

This act changes the requirements for notice of transfer of interest in a motor vehicle to the Department of Revenue to allow for the electronic signature of the transferor and allows such notice to be effective even in the case of including minor errors that are not materially misleading.

The provisions in this section are identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 1002 (2015) and SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).

KOREA DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL LICENSE PLATES (Section 301.474)

This act creates a special motor vehicle license plate for any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "Korea Defense Service Medal". Such special license plate shall read "KOREA DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL" and bear an image of the Korea Defense Service Medal. Any person applying for the special license plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and furnish such proof as a recipient of the Korea Defense Service Medal as the Director of Revenue may require. There shall be no additional fee charged for the personalization of the special license plate and no limit on the number of special license plates issued so long as each set of license plates issued is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by the qualified applicant.

The provisions in this section are identical to HB 229 (2015).

WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL TRUST FUND (Section 301.3097)

This act changes the necessary contribution to obtain a "God Bless America" license plate from the World War II memorial fund to the World War I memorial trust fund.

INTOXICATION RELATED OFFENSES (Sections 302.010, 302.060, 302.525, 302.574, 577.010, 577.012, 577.013, and 577.014)

This act allows the Department of Revenue to extend the period a motorist is required to maintain the ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle by three months if the ignition interlock device detects an attempt to tamper with the device or detects an alcohol concentration above the set point within the last three months of the required installation period. The time must be extended until he or she has gone three months without any violations. Under current law, except for a first time DWI offense, alcohol related driving offenses require a certain period of suspension before an individual is eligible for limited or restricted driving privileges. This act expands the list of offenses that allows an individual to receive limited driving privileges provided the he or she has an ignition interlock device installed. This act also removes the mandatory suspension period for alcohol related offenses but requires that an individual must have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle. This act also removes the requirement that DWI courts cannot grant limited driving privileges to a participant for the first 45 days of participation. This act authorizes the court to order a defendant to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring or verifiable breath alcohol testing performed a minimum of four times per day in any DWI, driving with an excessive blood alcohol content, boating while intoxicated, and boating with an excessive blood alcohol case.

The provisions under this heading are effective January 1, 2017.

The provisions in these sections are nearly identical to HCS/HB 1176 (2015).

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