130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 604  As Introduced
As Introduced

128th General Assembly
Regular Session
2009-2010
H. B. No. 604


Representative O'Farrell 

Cosponsors: Representatives Beck, Domenick, Harris, Letson, Reece, Skindell, Slesnick, Yuko 



A BILL
To amend section 4503.41 of the Revised Code to allow a veteran with a service-connected disability of less than 100 per cent to apply for disabled veteran license plates upon payment of applicable fees.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That section 4503.41 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 4503.41.  (A) Any disabled veteran who, because of a service-connected disability, has been or is awarded funds for the purchase of a motor vehicle under the "Disabled Veterans' and Servicemen's Automobile Assistance Act of 1970," 84 Stat. 1998, 38 U.S.C. 1901, and amendments thereto, and any disabled veteran having a service-connected disability rated at one hundred per cent by the veterans' administration department of veterans affairs, may apply to the registrar for the registration of the disabled veteran's personal motor vehicle without the payment of any registration fee and service fee as required by sections 4503.04, 4503.10, and 4503.102 of the Revised Code, and without the payment of any local motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code. The
(B) Any disabled veteran having a service-connected disability rated at less than one hundred per cent by the department of veterans affairs who meets at least one of the criteria identified in division (A)(1) of section 4503.44 of the Revised Code may apply to the registrar for the registration of the disabled veteran's personal motor vehicle and issuance of license plates under this section upon payment of the regular license fee as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable service fee for issuance of license plates, and any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
(C) The application for registration shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence of disability as the registrar may require by rule.
(D) Upon the receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, and presentation of satisfactory evidence of disability, the registrar shall issue to the applicant a set of license plates, which shall be red, white, and blue in color and shall, in addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, be inscribed with the word "veteran" and imprinted with the international wheelchair symbol.
Section 2.  That existing section 4503.41 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.
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