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  H.B. No. 659
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to specialty license plates issued for recipients of the
  Commendation Medal.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.315(c), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  recipients of the Commendation Medal or 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 to recipients of the Commendation Medal with
  Valor that are not personalized must also include the letter "V" as
  a prefix or suffix to the numerals on each plate.
         SECTION 2.  Section 504.321, Transportation Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 659 was passed by the House on April
  13, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 659 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor