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  301.3175.  Back the Blue special license plate, application, fee. — 1.  Any vehicle owner may apply for "Back the Blue" license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight.  Upon making a ten dollar contribution to the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, the vehicle owner may apply for the "Back the Blue" plate.  If the contribution is made directly to the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, the foundation shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the "Back the Blue" license plate.  If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue pursuant to section301.3031, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the "Back the Blue" plate.  The applicant for such plate shall pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of "Back the Blue" plates issued pursuant to this section.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department of revenue shall issue the license plate or plates, as authorized in this section, for nonapportioned vehicles of any classification for which it issues a license plate or plates.

  2.  The "Back the Blue" plate shall bear the emblem of a thin blue line encompassed in black as prescribed by the director of revenue and shall have the words "BACK THE BLUE".  Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

  3.  The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2019, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2019 H.B. 898, A.L. 2023 S.B. 186)

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