PA 17-148—SB 136
Veterans' Affairs Committee
AN ACT CONCERNING VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS
SUMMARY: By law, the motor vehicles commissioner must issue a special registration certificate and a set of number plates to veterans and members of the armed forces, or their surviving spouses, for any motor vehicle they own or lease for at least one year, at their request. This act specifies that this requirement also applies to any motor vehicle they use exclusively for farming, as long as they engage in agricultural production as a trade or business.
By law and under the act, the commissioner must charge a fee that covers the cost of making the plates, in addition to the motor vehicle registration fee.
Under the act, a “veteran” is anyone honorably discharged or released from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and any reserve component of these branches, including the Connecticut National Guard performing duty under Title 32 of the U.S. Code (e.g., certain Homeland Security missions)).
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2017