OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5578

AN ACT ELIMINATING THE FEE FOR ISSUANCE OF PURPLE HEART NUMBER PLATES.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the motor vehicles commissioner to issue Purple Heart license plates without charging the additional fee, which, by law, he charges to cover the cost of making certain special veterans' plates. By law, unchanged by the bill, the commissioner must still charge the registration fee for the plates.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

BACKGROUND

Veterans' Special Plates

Veterans and armed forces members, or their surviving spouses, may request a special registration certificate and set of number plates for any motor vehicle owned or leased by them for at least one year.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Veterans' Affairs Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/02/2017)