§490.29. Military honor license plates; "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal"
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish
a military honor license plate to be known as the "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
B. Upon application of a person showing reasonable proof that he is a recipient of
the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the secretary of the Department of Public
Safety and Corrections shall issue a military honor license plate to be used in lieu of a regular
motor vehicle registration plate. The license plates shall be restricted to use on passenger
cars, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and vans. The military honor license
plate shall be known as the "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal" license plate
and shall bear a likeness of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, centered on
the left side of the license plate and the words "Global War on Terrorism Medal" centered
on the bottom of the plate under the license plate number.
C. The charge for the license plate shall be the standard motor vehicle license tax
imposed by Article VII, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana as provided in R.S.
47:463, and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents for each plate to be retained by the
department to offset a portion of administrative costs.
D. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this
Section, including but not limited to rules governing the transfer of the license plates from
one vehicle to another and the disposition of such license plates.
E.(1) Any applicant who qualifies for the military honor license plate authorized by
this Section may be issued a plate for each vehicle registered in the applicant's name.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this Paragraph, each military honor license plate
issued pursuant to this Section shall be returned to the secretary upon the death of the person
to whom the plate was issued. The surviving spouse of the person issued a military honor
license plate pursuant to this Section may retain the plate, provided the surviving spouse has
not remarried and applies to the secretary for a transfer of the plate. A military honor license
plate transferred pursuant to this Paragraph to a surviving spouse shall be returned to the
secretary upon the death or remarriage of the surviving spouse. In the event that a Global
War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal recipient holds more than one military honor license
plate at the time the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal recipient dies, the
surviving spouse may determine which of the license plates the surviving spouse wishes to
Acts 2015, No. 284, §1.