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8-1,139. License plates for survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor; application; issuance. (a) Any owner or lessee of a passenger vehicle or truck of a gross weight of 20,000 pounds or less, who is a resident of the state of Kansas, and who submits satisfactory proof to the director of vehicles, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue, that such person is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, upon compliance with the provisions of this section, may be issued one distinctive license plate designating such person as a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Such license plate shall be issued for the same period of time as other license plates upon proper registration and payment of the regular license fee as provided in K.S.A. 8-143, and amendments thereto.

(b) Any person making application for a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor license plate must comply with the following:

(1) Was a member of the United States armed forces on December 7, 1941;

(2) was on station on December 7, 1941, during the hours of 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Hawaii time at Pearl Harbor, the island of Oahu or offshore at a distance not to exceed three miles therefrom;

(3) received an honorable discharge from the United States armed forces; and

(4) has been approved by the chairperson of the Kansas Pearl Harbor survivors association as being a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

(c) Any survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor may make application for the distinctive license plate, not less than 60 days prior to such person's renewal of registration date, on a form prescribed and furnished by the director of vehicles, and any application for the distinctive license plate shall furnish the director with such proof as the director shall require that the applicant was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Application for the registration of a passenger vehicle or truck and issuance of the license plate under this section shall be made by the owner or lessee in a manner prescribed by the director of vehicles upon forms furnished by the director.

(d) No registration or distinctive license plate issued under the authority of this section shall be transferable to any other person.

(e) Renewals of registration under this section shall be made annually, upon payment of the fee prescribed in subsection (a), in the manner prescribed in subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-132, and amendments thereto. No renewal of registration shall be made to any applicant until such applicant has filed with the director a form as provided in subsection (c). If such form is not filed, the applicant shall be required to comply with K.S.A. 8-143, and amendments thereto, and return the distinctive license plate to the county treasurer of such person's residence.

History: L. 1991, ch. 31, § 1; L. 1999, ch. 125, § 8; July 1.

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