Special license plates for military veterans, fee payment revised.
be amended to read as follows:
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, may apply to the secretary to receive a set of
motor vehicle license plates
designating the person as a veteran. 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, 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. The
plates shall be displayed as set
forth in § 32-5-98
, and the number plates shall be kept on or in the motor vehicle
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
However, no additional fee may be charged for the
placed on the special license
. If it is determined that the veteran owner does not qualify for the
or if the veteran owner dies, the plates shall be surrendered to the county treasurer of the applicant's
residence. However, if the veteran owner dies, the
plates may be retained by the
veteran 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.
The noncommercial number plates shall remain with the motor vehicle to
which they were issued.
Failure to surrender the
license plates as required by
this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.