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  H.B. No. 2485
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to Air Medal and Air Medal with Valor specialty license
  plates.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.315, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  The department shall issue specialty license plates
  for recipients of the Air Medal and Air Medal with Valor. License
  plates issued under this subsection must include the Air Medal
  emblem and must include the words "Air Medal" at the bottom of each
  plate. License plates issued under this subsection to recipients
  of the Air Medal with Valor that are not personalized must also
  include the letter "V" as a prefix or suffix to the numerals on each
  plate.  Section 504.702 does not apply to license plates authorized
  by this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  Section 681.008(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A vehicle on which license plates described by
  Subsection (a)(2) or issued under Section 504.202, 504.315, or 
  [Section 504.315(a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h), or Section]
  504.316 are displayed is exempt from the payment of a parking fee
  collected through a parking meter charged by a governmental
  authority other than a branch of the federal government, when being
  operated by or for the transportation of:
               (1)  the person who registered the vehicle under
  Section 504.202(a), 504.315, or [Section 504.315(a), (c), (d), (e),
  (f), (g), or (h), or Section] 504.316;
               (2)  a person described in Section 504.202(b) if the
  vehicle is registered under that subsection; or
               (3)  the owner or operator of a vehicle displaying
  license plates described by Subsection (a)(2).
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2485 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2485 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor