State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012  

491T0656   SENATE TRANSPORTATION ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 81 -  2/6/2012  
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.
Introduced by:    Senators Brown and Haverly and Representatives Cronin, Gosch, Hansen (Jon), and Hawley
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide for a special license plate for certain persons on active duty in the military.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 32-5-109.4 be amended to read as follows:
    32-5-109.4. An owner of a motor vehicle, who is a resident of this state, who has a valid South Dakota driver's license, and who signs an affidavit attesting to the fact that he or she is an honorably discharged veteran having served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States or who is currently serving on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, may apply to the secretary to receive a set of special motor vehicle license plates designating the person as a veteran or active duty member. If an owner of a motor vehicle falsely attests that he or she is an honorably discharged veteran having served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States or is currently serving on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, the owner is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. The plate may allow for additional indication of the conflict, rank, or status of the veteran or active duty member. The special plates shall be

displayed as set forth in § 32-5-98. The special license plate shall be reflectorized and validated each year with a sticker in the same manner as a noncommercial license plate. In addition to the noncommercial license plate fees an additional fee of ten dollars shall be charged for the initial issuance of the special license plates. However, no additional fee may be charged for the renewal stickers placed on the special license plates. If it is determined that the veteran or active duty member owner does not qualify for the special plates or if the veteran or active duty member owner dies, the plates shall be surrendered to the county treasurer of the applicant's residence. However, if the veteran or active duty member owner dies, the special plates may be retained by the veteran or active duty member owner's family, but may not be displayed on the vehicle beyond the expiration of the plates or renewal stickers. The treasurer shall notify the secretary who shall make the necessary changes in the registration file. Failure to surrender the special license plates as required by this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.