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  H.B. No. 2115
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
 
 
  relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor
  recipients of certain military awards.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 504.320, Transportation
  Code, as added by Chapter 708 (H.B. 1128), Acts of the 84th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.320.  RECIPIENTS OF CERTAIN COMBAT BADGES, MEDALS,
  OR RIBBONS [ACTION BADGE, MEDAL, OR RIBBON RECIPIENTS].
         SECTION 2.  Section 504.320, Transportation Code, as added
  by Chapter 708 (H.B. 1128), Acts of the 84th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2015, is amended by adding Subsection (c-1) and amending
  Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  The department shall issue specialty license plates
  for recipients of the Combat Medical Badge. License plates issued
  under this subsection must include the Combat Medical Badge emblem
  and must include the words "Combat Medical Badge" at the bottom of
  each plate.
         (d)  A specialty license plate issued under this section for
  a badge or ribbon that may be awarded more than once shall [For
  purposes of Subsections (a) and (c), if a branch of the United
  States armed forces awards a Combat Action Badge or Ribbon with a
  unique emblem for each award of the Combat Action Badge or Ribbon to
  a recipient, the department shall only issue specialty license
  plates that] include only the [unique] emblem of the first award
  badge or ribbon.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter D, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.323 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.323.  TOMB GUARD. The department shall issue
  specialty license plates for persons who serve or have served in the
  Third United States Infantry Regiment as a guard for the Tomb of the
  Unknown Soldier and are awarded the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown
  Soldier Identification Badge.  The license plates must include a
  likeness of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification
  Badge and must include the words "Tomb Guard" at the bottom of each
  plate.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2115 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2115 on May 21, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2115 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor