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  H.B. No. 789
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to license plates issued to retired members of the
  military.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 504.303(b) and (c), Transportation
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The department shall include the word "Retired" for
  license plates issued to retired members of the United States armed
  forces [who have completed 20 or more years of satisfactory federal
  service].
         (c)  Satisfactory proof of eligibility for a license plate
  issued under this section to a retired member of the United States
  armed forces may be demonstrated by:
               (1)  a [A] letter from any branch of the military under
  the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Defense or the
  United States Department of Homeland Security stating that a
  retired member has 20 or more years of satisfactory federal
  service; or 
               (2)  an identification card issued by any branch of the
  military under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of
  Defense or the United States Department of Homeland Security
  indicating that the member is retired [is satisfactory proof of
  eligibility].
         SECTION 2.  Sections 504.305(a) and (c), Transportation
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department shall issue specialty license plates
  for:
               (1)  active members of the Texas National Guard or
  Texas State Guard;
               (2)  retired members of the Texas National Guard or
  Texas State Guard [who have completed 20 or more years of
  satisfactory federal service]; and
               (3)  members of a reserve component of the United
  States armed forces.
         (c)  Satisfactory proof of eligibility for a license plate
  issued under this section to a retired member of the Texas National
  Guard or Texas State Guard may be demonstrated by:
               (1)  a [A] letter from the United States Department of
  Defense, the Department of the Army, or the Department of the Air
  Force stating that a retired guard member has 20 or more years of
  satisfactory federal service; or
               (2)  an identification card issued by the United States
  Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, or the
  Department of the Air Force indicating that the member is retired
  [is satisfactory proof of eligibility].
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2016.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 789 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 789 on May 18, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 128, Nays 0, 1
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 789 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 14, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor