4503.547 U.S. paratrooper license plates.

(A) Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases and for issuance of U.S. paratrooper license plates. The application for U.S. paratrooper license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence of the applicant's service in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper as the registrar requires by rule, which may include requiring the submission of a copy of the applicant's DD-214 form or an equivalent document.

Upon receipt of the completed application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation by the applicant of evidence of service in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper, and compliance by the applicant with this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of U.S. paratrooper 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 thereon, U.S. paratrooper license plates shall be inscribed with the words "U.S. paratrooper" and an appropriate symbol approved by the registrar.

U.S. paratrooper license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fees required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

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

Effective Date: 2008 HB273 04-07-2009