(A) As used in this section, "battle star" means a military award approved by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for service members who were engaged in actual combat against the enemy under certain circumstances.
(B) Not later than six months after the effective date of this section, the registrar of motor vehicles shall adopt rules to do all of the following:
(1) Determine the combat and military license plates authorized under this chapter that are appropriate for the display of battle stars and select an additional design for each approved combat or military license plate that includes the display of one or more battle stars;
(2) Establish the documentary evidence that an applicant must present as proof of the award upon a request under division (C) of this section for the display of a battle star on an approved combat or military license plate.
(C) Any person who is eligible for a combat or military license plate under this chapter of the type approved by the registrar by rule, who also has been awarded a battle star, may request the issuance of the approved combat or military license plate displaying the combat battle stars received by the person. The request shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence in support of the award as the registrar shall require by rule.
(D) Upon application and compliance with the requirements for issuance of the approved combat or military license plate, presentation of satisfactory evidence of the battle star award, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and combat or military license plates displaying the appropriate battle stars.
Effective Date: 2007 HB372 03-24-2008 .