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  S.B. No. 563
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor
  recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.319 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.319.  DEFENSE SUPERIOR SERVICE MEDAL RECIPIENTS.
  The department shall issue specialty license plates for recipients
  of the Defense Superior Service Medal.  License plates issued under
  this section must include the words "Defense Superior Service
  Medal" at the bottom of each plate.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 504.3015,
  Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person applying for a set of license plates under this
  subchapter shall pay the registration fee required under Chapter
  502 and the applicable special plate fee required under this
  section, except that one set of license plates shall be issued under
  Section 504.308, [or] 504.315, or 504.319 without the payment of
  the registration fee.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 563 passed the Senate on
  April 4, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 563 passed the House on
  May 17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor