Substitute House Bill No. 6522

Public Act No. 01-198

AN ACT CONCERNING A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE HONORING STATE TROOPERS, MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS AND OTHER STATE AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, at the request of any person, shall issue a special certificate of registration and a set of number plates memorializing state and municipal police officers and other employees who are killed in the line of duty. Said registration and number plates shall be available for any motor vehicle (1) owned, or (2) leased for a period of at least one year. Said number plates shall expire and be renewed as provided in section 14-22 of the general statutes. The commissioner shall charge a fee for such plates which shall cover the entire cost of making the same and which shall be in addition to the fee for registration of such motor vehicle. The design of such plates shall be approved by a committee established by the commissioner. The committee shall include a representative of the Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., the Connecticut State Police Union, the Connecticut Council of Police, and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. The first one thousand plates shall be reserved for spouses, parents, children of state troopers killed in the line of duty or municipal police officers.

Approved July 11, 2001