HB1154 (2006) Detail

Relative to eligibility for special number plates for veterans.







AN ACT relative to eligibility for special number plates for veterans.

SPONSORS: Rep. Stiles, Rock 15; Rep. Gillick, Rock 15

COMMITTEE: Transportation


This bill clarifies eligibility for special number plates for veterans with property in trust.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to eligibility for special number plates for veterans.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

53:1 Special Number Plates for Veterans; Eligibility. Amend RSA 261:87-b to read as follows:

261:87-b Special Number Plates for Veterans.

I. The director is hereby authorized to issue special number plates to be used on motor vehicles owned by veterans of the United States armed services, in lieu of other number plates. The design of these special plates shall be determined by the commissioner, and shall be distinct from the design or designs of those plates issued under RSA 261:86. Such plates shall be issued only upon application, proof of honorable discharge from the armed services as deemed appropriate by the director, and payment of a one time $25 fee to recover production and administrative costs that shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee and any other number plate fees otherwise required. The director shall also issue such plates to any person providing proof of honorable discharge from the armed services of any nation allied with the United States during World War II and proof of such person's service during World War II. Renewals of such special number plates shall be charged the fee assessed for standard motor vehicles as prescribed under RSA 261:141. The plates furnished pursuant to this section are non-transferable and shall expire upon the death of the veteran.

II. For purposes of this section, a motor vehicle is owned by a veteran if the veteran is the motor vehicle’s owner under RSA 259:72, I, or if the legal ownership of the motor vehicle is held by a trust established by the veteran and the veteran has use of the motor vehicle or the motor vehicle is used for the transportation of the veteran. The director shall establish the documentation required for a motor vehicle held in trust to be eligible for plates under this section. The director shall not issue more than one set of plates under this section to any trust. A trustee of the trust or the administrator of the estate may be fined up to $500 for failing to return within 60 days of the death of the veteran any plates issued under this section for a motor vehicle held in trust.

53:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2007.

Approved: April 24, 2006

Effective: January 1, 2007


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HB1154 Revision: 9432 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight