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TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO WARTIME DISABLED VETERANS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY THE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER THAT CERTIFIES A VETERAN'S DISABILITY MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SATISFY ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE, TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES THAT MAY BE ISSUED TO A VETERAN, TO PROVIDE THAT A HOLDER OF A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE MUST PROVIDE A NEW CERTIFICATION OF HIS DISABILITY AT THE TIME A NEW SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE IS ISSUED OR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE IS TRANSFERRED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A NEW SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE IS ISSUED OR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE IS TRANSFERRED, A SURVIVING SPOUSE MUST CERTIFY THAT THE SPOUSE HAS NOT REMARRIED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1110(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) A wartime disabled veteran who is entitled to compensation for the loss, or loss of use of one or both legs or arms, or the permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a degree as to constitute virtual blindness and is also entitled to a special monthly statutory award by reason thereof or any South Carolina veteran classified as totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected disabilities as determined from medical records on file with the Veterans Administration or a certificate signed by the country veterans affairs officer certifying the disability may make application for registration and license of his owned or leased private passenger motor vehicle to the Department of Motor Vehicles without accompanying
such the application with the usual fee for registration and license of a vehicle of similar type. The department shall issue such the license plates upon the receipt of such an application in such the form as may be required by the department. Not more than two disabled veteran license plates may be issued to a wartime disabled veteran. A veteran who is issued a license plate under the provisions of this section shall not be required to reapply so long as he owns or leases the vehicle for which the plate is issued and a must provide a new certification as prescribed by this subsection at the time a new license plate is issued or a license plate is transferred. A surviving spouse of such a veteran is also eligible to obtain such plate so long as the surviving spouse does not remarry. When a new license plate is issued or a license plate is transferred, a surviving spouse must certify on a form prescribed the department that the spouse has not remarried."
SECTION 2. The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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