2019 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 4 - Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles
Part 2 - Special License Plates
§ 55-4-225. Amateur radio station licensees.
(a) An owner or lessee of a motor vehicle who is a resident of this state and who holds an unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio station license issued by the federal communications commission may apply to the department, through the county clerk, for issuance of a special purpose license plate under this part. The application shall be accompanied by proof of ownership of a amateur radio station license.
(1) The initial issuance of a special purpose license plate to the applicant shall be made upon payment of the regular registration fee for plates, as prescribed under § 55-4-111, and upon payment of the additional fee prescribed by § 55-4-204, if applicable. Thereafter, annual renewal for a qualified resident shall be as provided by this chapter.
(2) The special purpose license plates issued pursuant to this section for motor vehicles authorized by § 55-4-210(c) and motorcycles shall bear the official amateur radio call letters assigned by the federal communications commission to the applicant.
(c) All applications under this section shall be accompanied by the required fees.
(d) In the event of the reissuance of a special purpose license plate under this section whether due to design changes, loss, changes in call letters, revocation or expiration of the radio station license or any other reason shall require payment of fees in the same manner as initial issuance of the license plate.
(1) To be eligible for an amateur radio license plate issued pursuant to § 55-4-203(c)(1)(A) without paying the fee prescribed by § 55-4-204(a)(4)(A)(ii) in addition to the regular fee for the plate, the registrant shall furnish proof to the commissioner, through the county clerk, that the registrant is a member of a squad or group that actively participates in needed services during any and all emergencies, as determined by the civil defense, rescue squads or other organizations that are engaged in volunteer emergency services.
(2) Notwithstanding this part to the contrary, to be eligible for an amateur radio license plate without paying the fee prescribed by § 55-4-204(a)(4)(A)(ii) in addition to the regular fee for the plate, the registrant shall furnish proof to the commissioner, through the county clerk, that the registrant:
(A) Has credentials approved by the county emergency management director; or
(B) Holds a class license as an amateur radio operator issued by the federal communications commission.