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  S.B. No. 225
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of Army of Occupation Medal specialty
  license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.202(e-1), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e-1)  Other than license plates issued under Subsection
  (h), license plates issued under this section may include, on
  request:
               (1)  the emblem of the veteran's branch of service; or
               (2)  one emblem from another license plate to which the
  person is entitled under Section 504.308, 504.309, 504.310(b),
  504.311, 504.312, 504.313, 504.3135, 504.314, 504.315, 504.316,
  504.3161, 504.318, 504.319, 504.320, or 504.323, as added by
  Chapter 1085 (H.B. 3567), Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2017.
         SECTION 2.  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
  without the payment of the registration fee under:
               (1)  Section 504.308;
               (2)  Section 504.310(b);
               (3)  Section 504.315, other than Subsections (c) and
  (q) of that section; and
               (4) [(3)]  Section 504.319.
         SECTION 3.  Section 504.310, Transportation Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.310.  WORLD WAR II VETERANS AND CERTAIN MEDAL
  RECIPIENTS.  (a)  The department shall issue specialty license
  plates for persons who served in the United States or Allied armed
  forces during World War II.  License [The license] plates issued
  under this subsection must include the words "WWII Veteran."
         (b)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  recipients of the Army of Occupation Medal.  License plates issued
  under this subsection must include the Army of Occupation Medal
  emblem and must include the words "Army of Occupation Medal" at the
  bottom of the plate. 
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 225 passed the Senate on
  April 10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 225 passed the House on
  May 3, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, two present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor