2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 3 - MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
Section 56-3-9910 - Gold Star Family special license plates.


SC Code § 56-3-9910 (2012) What's This?

(A) The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue "Gold Star Family" special license plates to owners of private passenger motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, registered in the names of members of the immediate family of United States armed forces killed in action. There is no fee for this special license plate. The license plates issued pursuant to this section must conform to a design agreed to by the department and the Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. or other similar organization operating in this State, and contain letters or numbers, or both, requested by the applicant.

(B) Notwithstanding another provision of law, the provisions contained in Section 56-3-8000(B) and (C) do not apply to the production and distribution of "Gold Star Family" special license plates.

(C) For the purposes of this section, "members of the immediate family" means a person who is a parent, spouse, sibling, or child of an armed forces member killed in action. Each qualifying person is entitled to a limit of two "Gold Star Family" special license plates.

HISTORY: 2006 Act No. 398, Section 19, eff September 7, 2006; 2008 Act No. 347, Section 39, eff June 16, 2008; 2009 Act No. 79, Section 3, eff June 16, 2009; 2012 Act No. 253, Section 6, eff June 18, 2012.

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