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House Bill No. 5044

Public Act No. 08-104

AN ACT CONCERNING GOLD STAR FAMILY NUMBER PLATES.

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

Section 1. Section 14-20c of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, at the request of any immediate family member, shall issue a special certificate of registration and a set of number plates memorializing residents of this state who were killed in action while performing active military duty with the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103. Such registration and number plates shall be available for any motor vehicle owned or leased for a period of at least one year. Such number plates shall expire and be renewed as provided in section 14-22. [The commissioner shall charge a fee for such plates which shall cover the entire cost of making such plates and which shall be in addition to the fee for registration of such motor vehicle. ] No fee shall be charged for such plates. Such plates shall bear the words "Gold Star Family", and the design of such plates shall be approved by a committee established by the commissioner. For the purposes of this section, "immediate family member" includes a spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandmother or grandfather of a resident of this state who was killed in action while performing active military duty with the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103.

Approved May 27, 2008