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  S.B. No. 1371
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor
  recipients of the Commendation Medal with Valor and Military
  Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.3015(a), 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, 504.315, or 504.319] without the payment of
  the registration fee under:
               (1)  Section 504.308; 
               (2)  Section 504.315, other than Subsections (c) and
  (q) of that section; and
               (3)  Section 504.319.
         SECTION 2.  Section 504.315, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsections (c) and (q) to read as follows:
         (c)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  recipients of the Commendation Medal with Valor for each branch of
  the military and for joint service.  License plates issued under
  this subsection must include the appropriate Commendation Medal
  emblem and must include the name of the medal at the bottom of each
  plate.  License plates issued under this subsection that are not
  personalized must also include the letter "V" as a prefix or suffix
  to the numerals on each plate.
         (q)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  recipients of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
  License plates issued under this subsection must include the
  Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal emblem and must
  include the words "Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal" at
  the bottom of each plate.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1371 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1371 passed the House on
  May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 1, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor