(A) Any person who has been awarded the distinguished flying cross may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle the person owns or leases of a class approved by the registrar. The application shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence in support of the award as the registrar shall require by rule. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section and the required taxes and fees, and upon presentation of the required supporting evidence of the distinguished flying cross award, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, the license plates shall contain an illustration of the distinguished flying cross and be inscribed with the words "DFC Medal Recipient." The license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration as required under section 4503.19 of the Revised Code.
(C) No person who is not a recipient of the distinguished flying cross shall purposefully represent that the person is a recipient of the distinguished flying cross for the purpose of obtaining license plates under this section. No person shall permit a motor vehicle owned or leased by such person to bear license plates issued under this section unless the person is eligible to be issued such license plates.
Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 159, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.