HB 2380
Modifies provisions relating to license plates
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Last Action:
7/1/2016 - Signed by Governor
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016
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Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2380 - This act modifies provisions relating to license plates.

LOCAL LOG TRUCKS (Section 301.010) - This act modifies the definition of "local log truck" by removing a section to Title 23 of the U.S. Code, and replacing it with a reference to 23 U.S.C Section 103, as amended.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in HB 1988 (2016) and HCS/HB 2757 (2016).

PERMANENT TRAILER REGISTRATION (Section 301.067) - This act removes the requirement that a trailer or semitrailer must be coupled to a towing vehicle in a particular manner in order to be eligible for permanent registration. Further, this act changes the supervising department for such registration from the Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety Division within the Department of Economic Development to the Highways and Transportation Commission within the Department of Transportation.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in HCS/SB 640 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).

ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (Sections 301.125 & 301.130) - This act establishes an advisory committee for the Department of Revenue to develop uniform designs and common colors for license plates, including a design that commemorates the bicentennial of Missouri. The advisory committee shall be composed of the Director of Revenue or his or her designee, the Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, the Correctional Enterprises Administrator, the Director of the Department of Transportation, the Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, and the chairs of the House and Senate transportation committees. The committee shall perform certain functions as set forth in this act, including implementing its final design of uniform license plates by January 1, 2017, at which time the committee shall dissolve. The Director of Revenue shall have the final design of the uniform license plate available for issuance to all license fee offices by January 1, 2019.

This provision is substantially similar to a provision contained in HCS/SB 2757 (2016), HCS/SB 640 (2016), and HCS/SB 899 (2016).

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR, RETIRED MILITARY, 4-H, & DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN LICENSE PLATES (Sections 301.145, 301.441, 301.481, 301.3061) - This act specifies that there shall not be a limit on the number of Congressional Medal of Honor, Retired Military, 4-H, and Disable American Veteran license plates any person may obtain so long as each plate is issued for vehicles owned by such person. The plates shall not be transferrable, except to the registered co-owner of the vehicle.

These provisions are identical to provisions contained in HCS/HB 2757 (2016).

VIETNAM VETERAN & WORLD WAR II LICENSE PLATES (Sections 301.457 & 301.465) - Currently, any person who served in the Vietnam Conflict or World War 2 may apply for special license plates for any passenger motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight between 9,001-12,000 pounds. Under this act, such person may apply for special license plates for any vehicle other than a motor vehicle licensed in excess of 24,000 pounds.

These provisions are identical to provisions contained in HCS/HB 2757 (2016).

MISSOURI JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION LICENSE PLATE (Section 301.473) - Currently, prior to issuance, the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation license plate is required to be accompanied by a list of 200 applicants to plan to purchase the plate with a $15 fee for each applicant. This act repeals this provision.

This provision is similar to a provision contained in HCS/HB 2757 (2016).

PERSONALIZED & SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES - Currently, owners of motor vehicles other than those in excess of 12,000 or 18,000 pounds may apply for certain personalized and special license plates. This act changes this weight threshold to 24,000 pounds.

These provisions are identical to HCS/HB 2757 (2016).

MISSOURI BOYS & GIRLS STATE SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES (Section 301.3173) - This act allows for the creation of a Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State personalized specialty license plate.

This provision is identical to HCS/HB 2399 (2016), and provisions contained in HCS/HB 2757 (2016).