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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-20a. Number plates for volunteer firefighters.

Sec. 14-20a. Number plates for volunteer firefighters. (318)(Text)

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, at the request of any chief executive officer of a volunteer fire department or company, shall register any passenger motor vehicle, motor vehicle used for commercial purposes or passenger and commercial motor vehicle owned by a volunteer firefighter in such department or company and shall issue a special certificate of registration and a set of number plates which shall bear the international fire department symbol. The plates shall expire and be renewed as provided in section 14-22. The commissioner shall charge a fee for such plates which shall cover the entire cost of making the same. The plates shall be returned to the commissioner upon termination of the firefighter's membership in the volunteer fire department or company. (319)

Sec. 14-20b. Number plates for veterans. (320)(Text)

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, at the request of any veteran, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103, or the surviving spouse of such veteran, shall register any motor vehicle owned or leased for a period of at least one year by such person and shall issue a special certificate of registration and a set of number plates for each such vehicle. The plates shall expire and be renewed as provided in section 14-22. The commissioner shall charge a fee for such plates which shall cover the entire cost of making the same and which shall be in addition to the fee for registration of such motor vehicle. (321)

Sec. 14-20c. Number plates for immediate family of residents killed in action with armed forces. (322)(Text)

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, at the request of any immediate family member, shall issue a special certificate of registration and a set of number plates memorializing residents of this state who were killed in action while performing active military duty with the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103. Such registration and number plates shall be available for any motor vehicle owned or leased for a period of at least one year. Such number plates shall expire and be renewed as provided in section 14-22. No fee shall be charged for such plates. Such plates shall bear the words "Gold Star Family", and the design of such plates shall be approved by a committee established by the commissioner. For the purposes of this section, "immediate family member" includes a spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandmother or grandfather of a resident of this state who was killed in action while performing active military duty with the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103. (323)

Sec. 14-21. Number plates for amateur radio licensees. (324)(Text)

The commissioner shall, upon request, upon the registration of a passenger motor vehicle, motorcycle, camper, motor vehicle used for commercial purposes or passenger and commercial motor vehicle owned by any holder of an amateur radio station license issued by the Federal Communications Commission, issue special number plates bearing the official call letters of such radio station as assigned by the Federal Communications Commission. Each application for such special number plates shall be accompanied by proof satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant currently holds such a license. (325)

Sec. 14-21a. "Foreign consul" registration and number plates. (326)(Text)

Section 14-21a is repealed. (327)

Sec. 14-21b. Issuance of reflectorized number plates. Display. Infraction. (328)(Text)

(a) The commissioner shall issue fully reflectorized safety number plates for new registrations and renewal registrations issued on and after January 1, 2000, for passenger, combination and commercial registrations and other registrations as the commissioner deems feasible within funds and personnel available. Each plate shall bear the words "Constitution State" and "Connecticut". The commissioner shall issue two fully reflectorized safety number plates in accordance with a schedule established by the commissioner in such quantities as the commissioner deems feasible within the funds and personnel available. No safety fee shall be charged for the issuance of the replacement number plates for such renewals. (329)

(b) No additional charge shall be made for the issuance of such new or replacement fully reflectorized plates, except for the safety fee provided for in subsection (w) of section 14-49. (330)

(c) The owner or lessee of each registered motor vehicle who is issued two fully reflectorized safety number plates by the commissioner shall display such plates on such motor vehicle as provided in section 14-18. A violation of this subsection shall be an infraction. (331)

Sec. 14-21c. Number plates for manufacturers of automotive equipment. Proof of financial responsibility. (332)(Text)

(a) Upon the application of a person engaged in the manufacturing of automotive equipment, the commissioner may issue interchangeable special number plates for motor vehicles used by the manufacturer in the experimental testing of automotive equipment, provided the application shall contain (1) information on the motor vehicle parts manufactured, (2) a statement on the need for highway testing, (3) an affidavit stating that the special plates shall be used only in experimental testing, and (4) any other information the commissioner deems pertinent. (333)

(b) The commissioner shall charge an annual fee of twenty dollars for the issuance of registration and plates for any such experimental test motor vehicle. On and after July 1, 1985, the fee shall be thirty dollars, on and after July 1, 1989, forty-five dollars, on and after July 1, 1991, fifty-six dollars, and on and after July 1, 1993, seventy dollars. Such registration shall expire on the last day of March each year. (334)

(c) No registration and marker plate shall be issued pursuant to this section unless the applicant has furnished financial responsibility satisfactory to the commissioner as defined in section 14-112. (335)

Sec. 14-21d. Prisoner of war and congressional medal of honor registration and number plate. (336)(Text)

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