4503.544 [Effective Until1/1/2017]Veterans motorcycle license plates.

(A) Any person who is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any motorcycle that the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by written evidence that the applicant is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of a branch of the armed forces of the United States that the registrar shall require by rule.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motorcycle under this section, presentation of satisfactory evidence documenting that the applicant is a retired or honorably discharged veteran of a branch of the armed forces of the United States, and payment of the regular motorcycle license fee prescribed in section 4503.04 of the Revised Code and any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a license plate and a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

(B) License plates issued under this section shall be inscribed with the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on motorcycle license plates, except that the registrar shall provide for one of the following:

(1) The license plates to contain an inscription or symbol representing veterans of the armed forces of the United States;

(2) The plates to include the word "veteran" or "vet";

(3) The plates to be designed to display a sticker bearing the word "veteran."

(C) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.

Effective Date: 03-23-2005

This section is set out twice. See also §4503.5442, as amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.168, SB 114, §1, eff. 1/1/2017.