130th Ohio General Assembly
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(127th General Assembly)
(Amended Substitute House Bill Number 273)



AN ACT
To amend sections 121.403, 955.202, 4501.21, 4503.18, 4503.46, 4503.53, and 5533.52 and to enact sections 4501.272, 4503.481, 4503.523, 4503.531, 4503.547, 4503.92, 4503.93, 5533.091, 5533.281, 5533.332, 5533.371, 5533.633, 5533.634, 5533.635, 5533.751, 5533.76, 5533.761, 5533.762, 5533.77, 5533.771, 5533.772, 5533.773, 5533.774, 5533.775, and 5533.78 of the Revised Code to designate certain memorial highways, to create certain special license plates, and to modify the terms for issuance of certain special license plates.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That sections 121.403, 955.202, 4501.21, 4503.18, 4503.46, 4503.53, and 5533.52 be amended and sections 4501.272, 4503.481, 4503.523, 4503.531, 4503.547, 4503.92, 4503.93, 5533.091, 5533.281, 5533.332, 5533.371, 5533.633, 5533.634, 5533.635, 5533.751, 5533.76, 5533.761, 5533.762, 5533.77, 5533.771, 5533.772, 5533.773, 5533.774, 5533.775, and 5533.78 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 121.403. (A) The Ohio community service council may do any of the following:

(1) Accept monetary gifts or donations;

(2) Sponsor conferences, meetings, or events in furtherance of the council's purpose described in section 121.40 of the Revised Code and charge fees for participation or involvement in the conferences, meetings, or events;

(3) Sell promotional items in furtherance of the council's purpose described in section 121.40 of the Revised Code.

(B) All monetary gifts and donations, funds from the sale of promotional items, contributions received from the issuance of Ohio "volunteer" license plates pursuant to section 4503.93 of the Revised Code, and any fees paid to the council for conferences, meetings, or events sponsored by the council shall be deposited into the Ohio community service council gifts and donations fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. Moneys in the fund may be used only as follows:

(1) To pay operating expenses of the council, including payroll, personal services, maintenance, equipment, and subsidy payments;

(2) To support council programs promoting volunteerism and community service in the state;

(3) As matching funds for federal grants.

Sec. 955.202. (A) There is hereby created the pets program funding board consisting of the following seven members to be appointed by the Ohio pet fund:

(1) One member who represents an animal control facility or has been appointed an agent of a humane society under Chapter 1717. of the Revised Code;

(2) One member of the Ohio veterinary medical association who is a resident of this state;

(3) One member of the general public;

(4) One member who represents an animal shelter or other animal facility located in this state;

(5) One member who represents a foster pet organization or an organization that is involved with the sterilization of dogs and cats that does not operate an animal shelter;

(6) One member who is a breeder of dogs or cats and is a member in good standing with a national breeders club or association;

(7) One member from the Ohio pet fund.

(B) Of the initial appointees to the board, two members' terms shall expire on the thirty-first day of January of the first even-numbered year following appointment, and five members' terms shall expire on the thirty-first day of January of the second odd-numbered year following appointment. Thereafter, terms of office for all members shall be two years. Vacancies on the board shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Members of the board shall not receive compensation or reimbursement for expenses.

Members of the board shall elect a chairperson and shall establish rules for the meetings and procedures of the board. The board shall meet at least four times per year unless determined otherwise by a majority vote of the board members. If an eligible organization that is applying for financial assistance from the license plate contribution fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code is represented by a member on the board, that member shall not participate in the decision regarding the approval or disapproval of that application. A quorum consists of five board members, except that if one member is not participating in a decision regarding an application, a quorum consists of three board members.

(C) The board shall disburse moneys Moneys received by the Ohio pet fund from the license plate contribution fund shall be used for the purpose of supporting programs for the sterilization of dogs and cats and educational programs concerning the proper veterinary care of those animals. Moneys The moneys shall be disbursed distributed by the Ohio pet fund to such organizations meeting eligibility requirements established under division (B)(1) of section 955.201 of the Revised Code in accordance with criteria and procedures established under divisions (B)(2) to (4) of that section and in such amounts as the board determines. The registrar of motor vehicles shall not disburse pay money from the license plate contribution fund to the pets program funding board until Ohio pet fund whenever the amount in the license plate contribution fund that is attributable to contributions paid by motor vehicle registration applicants pursuant to section 4503.551 of the Revised Code and to money from any other source, including donations, gifts, and grants, that is designated by the source to be paid to the pets program funding board Ohio pet fund, equals at least reaches twenty-five thousand dollars or until two years after the effective date of this section, whichever occurs first.

Sec. 4501.21.  (A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the license plate contribution fund. The fund shall consist of all contributions paid by motor vehicle registrants and collected by the registrar of motor vehicles pursuant to sections 4503.491, 4503.493, 4503.50, 4503.501, 4503.502, 4503.51, 4503.522, 4503.523, 4503.545, 4503.55, 4503.551, 4503.552, 4503.553, 4503.561, 4503.562, 4503.591, 4503.67, 4503.68, 4503.69, 4503.71, 4503.711, 4503.72, 4503.73, 4503.74, 4503.75, and 4503.85, and 4503.92 of the Revised Code.

(B) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar collects in the fund as follows:

(1) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.491 of the Revised Code to the breast cancer fund of Ohio, which shall use that money only to pay for programs that provide assistance and education to Ohio breast cancer patients and that improve access for such patients to quality health care and clinical trials and shall not use any of the money for abortion information, counseling, services, or other abortion-related activities.

(2) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.493 of the Revised Code to the autism society of Ohio, which shall use the contributions for programs and autism awareness efforts throughout the state.

(3) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.50 of the Revised Code to the future farmers of America foundation, which shall deposit the contributions into its general account to be used for educational and scholarship purposes of the future farmers of America foundation.

(4) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.501 of the Revised Code to the 4-H youth development program of the Ohio state university extension program, which shall use those contributions to pay the expenses it incurs in conducting its educational activities.

(5) The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.502 of the Revised Code to the Ohio cattlemen's foundation, which shall use those contributions for scholarships and other educational activities.

(6) The registrar shall pay each contribution the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.51 of the Revised Code to the university or college whose name or marking or design appears on collegiate license plates that are issued to a person under that section. A university or college that receives contributions from the fund shall deposit the contributions into its general scholarship fund.

(7) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.522 of the Revised Code to the "friends of Perry's victory and international peace memorial, incorporated," a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of this state, to assist that organization in paying the expenses it incurs in sponsoring or holding charitable, educational, and cultural events at the monument.

The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.523 of the Revised Code to the fairport lights foundation, which shall use the money to pay for the restoration, maintenance, and preservation of the lighthouses of fairport harbor.

(8) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.55 of the Revised Code to the pro football hall of fame, which shall deposit the contributions into a special bank account that it establishes and which shall be separate and distinct from any other account the pro football hall of fame maintains, to be used exclusively for the purpose of promoting the pro football hall of fame as a travel destination.

(9) The registrar shall pay the contributions that are paid to the registrar pursuant to section 4503.545 of the Revised Code to the national rifle association foundation, which shall use the money to pay the costs of the educational activities and programs the foundation holds or sponsors in this state.

(10) In accordance with section 955.202 of the Revised Code, the registrar shall pay to the pets program funding board created by that section Ohio pet fund the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.551 of the Revised Code and any other money from any other source, including donations, gifts, and grants, that is designated by the source to be paid to the pets program funding board Ohio pet fund. The board Ohio pet fund shall use the moneys it receives under this section only to support programs for the sterilization of dogs and cats and for educational programs concerning the proper veterinary care of those animals.

(11) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.552 of the Revised Code to the rock and roll hall of fame and museum, incorporated.

(12) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.553 of the Revised Code to the Ohio coalition for animals, incorporated, a nonprofit corporation. Except as provided in division (B)(12) of this section, the coalition shall distribute the money to its members, and the members shall use the money only to pay for educational, charitable, and other programs of each coalition member that provide care for unwanted, abused, and neglected horses. The Ohio coalition for animals may use a portion of the money to pay for reasonable marketing costs incurred in the design and promotion of the license plate and for administrative costs incurred in the disbursement and management of funds received under this section.

(13) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.561 of the Revised Code to the state of Ohio chapter of ducks unlimited, inc., which shall deposit the contributions into a special bank account that it establishes. The special bank account shall be separate and distinct from any other account the state of Ohio chapter of ducks unlimited, inc., maintains and shall be used exclusively for the purpose of protecting, enhancing, restoring, and managing wetlands and conserving wildlife habitat. The state of Ohio chapter of ducks unlimited, inc., annually shall notify the registrar in writing of the name, address, and account to which such payments are to be made.

(14) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.562 of the Revised Code to the Mahoning river consortium, which shall use the money to pay the expenses it incurs in restoring and maintaining the Mahoning river watershed.

(15)(a) The registrar shall pay to a sports commission created pursuant to section 4503.591 of the Revised Code each contribution the registrar receives under that section that an applicant pays to obtain license plates that bear the logo of a professional sports team located in the county of that sports commission and that is participating in the license plate program pursuant to division (E) of that section, irrespective of the county of residence of an applicant.

(b) The registrar shall pay to a community charity each contribution the registrar receives under section 4503.591 of the Revised Code that an applicant pays to obtain license plates that bear the logo of a professional sports team that is participating in the license plate program pursuant to division (G) of that section.

(16) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.67 of the Revised Code to the Dan Beard council of the boy scouts of America. The council shall distribute all contributions in an equitable manner throughout the state to regional councils of the boy scouts.

(17) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.68 of the Revised Code to the great river council of the girl scouts of the United States of America. The council shall distribute all contributions in an equitable manner throughout the state to regional councils of the girl scouts.

(18) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.69 of the Revised Code to the Dan Beard council of the boy scouts of America. The council shall distribute all contributions in an equitable manner throughout the state to regional councils of the boy scouts.

(19) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.71 of the Revised Code to the fraternal order of police of Ohio, incorporated, which shall deposit the fees into its general account to be used for purposes of the fraternal order of police of Ohio, incorporated.

(20) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.711 of the Revised Code to the fraternal order of police of Ohio, incorporated, which shall deposit the contributions into an account that it creates to be used for the purpose of advancing and protecting the law enforcement profession, promoting improved law enforcement methods, and teaching respect for law and order.

(21) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.72 of the Revised Code to the organization known on March 31, 2003, as the Ohio CASA/GAL association, a private, nonprofit corporation organized under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code. The Ohio CASA/GAL association shall use these contributions to pay the expenses it incurs in administering a program to secure the proper representation in the courts of this state of abused, neglected, and dependent children, and for the training and supervision of persons participating in that program.

(22) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.73 of the Revised Code to Wright B. Flyer, incorporated, which shall deposit the contributions into its general account to be used for purposes of Wright B. Flyer, incorporated.

(23) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.74 of the Revised Code to the Columbus zoological park association, which shall disburse the moneys to Ohio's major metropolitan zoos, as defined in section 4503.74 of the Revised Code, in accordance with a written agreement entered into by the major metropolitan zoos.

(24) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.75 of the Revised Code to the rotary foundation, located on March 31, 2003, in Evanston, Illinois, to be placed in a fund known as the permanent fund and used to endow educational and humanitarian programs of the rotary foundation.

(25) The registrar shall pay the contributions the registrar receives pursuant to section 4503.85 of the Revised Code to the Ohio sea grant college program to be used for Lake Erie area research projects.

The registrar shall pay the contributions received pursuant to section 4503.92 of the Revised Code to support our troops, incorporated, a national nonprofit corporation, which shall use those contributions in accordance with its articles of incorporation and for the benefit of servicemembers of the armed forces of the United States and their families when they are in financial need.

(C) All investment earnings of the license plate contribution fund shall be credited to the fund. Not later than the first day of May of every year, the registrar shall distribute to each entity described in division (B) of this section the investment income the fund earned the previous calendar year. The amount of such a distribution paid to an entity shall be proportionate to the amount of money the entity received from the fund during the previous calendar year.

Sec. 4501.272.  The registrar of motor vehicles or deputy registrar shall ask each person applying for or renewing a special license plate after July 1, 2009, under Chapter 4503. of the Revised Code and paying a contribution to an organization for issuance of the special license plate, whether the person consents to contact from the organization sponsoring the special license plate. The applicant shall sign a form provided by the registrar granting or withholding such consent to contact. Pursuant to division (B)(2)(n) of section 4501.27 of the Revised Code, the registrar, upon request from the organization, may provide to the organization a list of the names and addresses of those applicants who have consented to contact. The registrar shall not disclose sensitive personal information as defined in section 4501.27 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.18.  Upon application of any United States service organization chartered by congress the registar of motor vehicles may issue a special license covering the operation for parade and exhibition purposes of especially equipped motor vehicles. Such license shall display the voiture or post number and shall authorize the operation of such motor vehicle for not more than twelve times per year. The annual fee for said license shall be two dollars.

(A) As used in this section, "United States veterans service organization" means any organization chartered by congress or recognized by the United States department of veterans affairs for purposes of representing veterans affairs claimants.

(B) A motor vehicle titled in the name of a United States veterans service organization and used solely for participation in organizational activities, exhibitions, parades, and similar purposes, may be registered without the payment of any registration tax and service fee required by sections 4503.02 and 4503.10 of the Revised Code, and without the payment of any local motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code. In applying for registration of such a motor vehicle, a member of the service organization shall sign an affidavit, prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles, stating that the vehicle is to be used solely for such purposes, and shall present satisfactory evidence of the organization's status as a United States veterans service organization. Upon receipt of such evidence, affidavit, and application for registration, the registrar shall issue the applicant permanent license plates.

(C) Upon presentation of a paid valid current year registration, the president, commander, or adjutant of a United States veterans service organization chartered by congress may apply for an honorary license designating the organization with which the applicant is affiliated. This honorary plate shall be displayed in lieu of the regular license plate. The orginal original registration card shall be in the vehicle at all times and shall be submitted for inspection upon the demand of any police officer. The annual fee for such license shall be five dollars.

Sec. 4503.46.  (A) For the purposes of this section, "prisoner of war" means any regularly appointed, enrolled, enlisted, or inducted member of the military forces of the United States who was captured, separated, and incarcerated by an enemy of the United States at any time, and any regularly appointed, enrolled, or enlisted member of the military forces of Great Britain, France, any of the countries that comprised the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, or any of the countries that comprised the former Yugoslavia who was a citizen of the United States at the time of such appointment, enrollment, or enlistment, and was captured, separated, and incarcerated by an enemy of this country during World War II.

(B) Any person who has been a prisoner of war, or the spouse of such person, may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of one passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person or spouse owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by written evidence in the form of a record of separation, a letter from one of the armed forces of the United States or other country as provided in division (A) of this section, or other evidence as the registrar may require by rule, that such a person the applicant or the applicant's spouse was a prisoner of war and was honorably discharged or is presently residing in this state on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces of the United States, or was a prisoner of war and was honorably discharged or received an equivalent discharge or release from one of the armed forces of such other country. No person is eligible to receive special license plates under this section if the person or the person's spouse currently has registered one vehicle and obtained license plates under this section.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, and presentation of satisfactory evidence of such prisoner-of-war status, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of license plates. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall be inscribed with the words "FORMER POW." The license plates shall be issued without payment of any registration fee or service fee as required by division (B) of section 4503.04 and sections 4503.10 and 4503.102 of the Revised Code, and without payment of any applicable county, township, or municipal motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code.

(C) The spouse of a deceased former prisoner of war who has not remarried, if the deceased person received or was eligible to receive special license plates issued under division (B) of this section, may apply to the registrar for the registration of the spouse's personal motor vehicle without the payment of any fee or tax as provided by division (B) of this section. The application for registration shall be accompanied by documentary evidence of the deceased person's status as a former prisoner of war and by any other evidence that the registrar requires by rule.

Upon receipt of an application for registration under this division and presentation of satisfactory evidence as required by this division and by the registrar, the registrar shall issue to the spouse the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of license plates as provided in division (B) of this section.

(D) No person who is not a former prisoner of war, or the spouse of such person, or the spouse of a deceased former prisoner of war who has not remarried shall willfully and falsely represent that the person is such a former prisoner of war or spouse, for the purpose of obtaining license plates under this section.

(E) No person shall own or lease a motor vehicle bearing license plates issued under this section unless the person is eligible to be issued the license plates.

(F) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Sec. 4503.481. (A) Any person who is a retired veteran of the Ohio national guard may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence that the applicant is a retired veteran of the Ohio national guard as the registrar shall require by rule.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation of satisfactory evidence documenting that the applicant is a retired veteran of the Ohio national guard, and payment of the regular license fee as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code and any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, the license plates shall contain one of the following inscriptions, as appropriate: "OHIO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD RETIRED," or "OHIO AIR NATIONAL GUARD RETIRED." The license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.

Sec. 4503.523. (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of "fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse" license plates. The application for fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration, a set of fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates with a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings selected by the fairport lights foundation and approved by the registrar. Fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) Fairport harbor breakwall lighthouse license plates and a validation sticker or, when applicable, a validation sticker alone shall be issued upon submission by the applicant of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section and a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section; payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and an additional fee of ten dollars; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal that the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the license plate contribution fund created by section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.

The additional fee of ten dollars described in division (B) of this section shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in issuing license plates under this section. The registrar shall transmit that fee to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.53.  Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States during the global war on terrorism, in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield, in Panama during the invasion, in Grenada during the invasion, in Lebanon during the invasion, during the Vietnam conflict, during the Korean conflict, during World War II, or during World War I, and who is on active duty or is an honorably discharged veteran may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence of the applicant's service as the registrar requires by rule. In the case of an honorably discharged veteran, the written evidence shall include a copy of the applicant's DD-214 form or an equivalent document.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation of satisfactory evidence of military service during the global war on terrorism, in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield, in Panama during the invasion, in Grenada during the invasion, in Lebanon during the invasion, during the Vietnam conflict, during the Korean conflict, during World War II, or during World War I, and payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code and any applicable local tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code. In accordance with rules adopted by the registrar, each license plate shall be inscribed with identifying letters or numerals and, in the case of an honorably discharged veteran, the word "VETERAN"; in addition, each license plate shall be inscribed with a design and words indicating service during the global war on terrorism, or in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Panama, Grenada, or Lebanon, or during the Vietnam conflict, the Korean conflict, World War II, or World War I.

Sec. 4503.531. (A) Any person who has been awarded the global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, global war on terrorism service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal, or Iraq campaign medal may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar that the person owns or leases. The application shall be accompanied by such documentary evidence in support of the applicable award as the registrar may require. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section and the required taxes and fees, and upon presentation of the required supporting evidence of the award of the global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, global war on terrorism service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal, or Iraq campaign medal, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on license plates, the license plates shall be inscribed with appropriate words indicating the applicable award and bear a reproduction of the global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, global war on terrorism service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal, or Iraq campaign medal, as applicable. The license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

The license plates and a validation sticker or, when applicable, a validation sticker alone shall be issued upon payment of the regular license tax required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.

The registrar shall not issue license plates under this section unless the registrar first receives written permission from the United States department of defense allowing the registrar to place the image of the global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, global war on terrorism service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal, or Iraq campaign medal on the license plates.

(B) No person who is not a recipient of the global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, global war on terrorism service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal, or Iraq campaign medal shall willfully and falsely represent that the person is a recipient of any such medal for the purpose of obtaining license plates under this section. No person shall own a motor vehicle bearing license plates issued under this section unless the person is eligible to be issued those license plates.

(C) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.

Sec. 4503.547. (A) Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for the registration of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar the person owns or leases and for issuance of U.S. paratrooper license plates. The application for U.S. paratrooper license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The application shall be accompanied by such written evidence of the applicant's service in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper as the registrar requires by rule, which may include requiring the submission of a copy of the applicant's DD-214 form or an equivalent document.

Upon receipt of the completed application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, presentation by the applicant of evidence of service in the armed forces of the United States as a paratrooper, and compliance by the applicant with this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of U.S. paratrooper license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, U.S. paratrooper license plates shall be inscribed with the words "U.S. paratrooper" and an appropriate symbol approved by the registrar.

U.S. paratrooper license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fees required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.

(B) Sections 4503.77 and 4503.78 of the Revised Code do not apply to license plates issued under this section.

Sec. 4503.92.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of "support our troops" license plates. The application may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of "support our troops" license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on the license plates, "support our troops" license plates shall bear an appropriate logo and the words "support our troops." The bureau of motor vehicles shall design "support our troops" license plates, and they shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) "Support our troops" license plates and a validation sticker, or validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section; payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, an additional fee of ten dollars, and a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section; and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.

(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of twenty-five dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the license plate contribution fund created by section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.

The registrar shall transmit the additional fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau of motor vehicles for the additional services required in the issuing of "support our troops" license plates, to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 4503.93.  (A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of Ohio "volunteer" license plates. The application for Ohio "volunteer" license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio "volunteer" license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.

In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed on license plates, Ohio "volunteer" license plates shall be inscribed with words and markings designed by the Ohio community service council created by section 121.40 of the Revised Code and approved by the registrar. Ohio "volunteer" license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.

(B) Ohio "volunteer" license plates and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone, shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax prescribed in section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, a bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.

(C)(1) For each application for registration and registration renewal received under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of fifteen dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the Ohio community service council gifts and donations fund created by section 121.403 of the Revised Code. The council shall use all such contributions for the purposes described in divisions (B)(2) and (3) of that section.

(2) The registrar shall deposit the bureau of motor vehicles fee of ten dollars specified in division (B) of this section, which is for the purpose of compensating the bureau for the additional services required in issuing Ohio "volunteer" license plates, in the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 5533.091. In addition to the designation in section 5533.09 of the Revised Code, that portion of the road known as interstate route seventy-six, running in an easterly and westerly direction, within Brimfield township, in Portage county, shall be known as "The Luke 'Doc' Emch and Matt 'Doc' Conte Corpsmen Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.281. In addition to the designation contained in section 5533.28 of the Revised Code, that portion of the road known as state route eleven, located only within Ashtabula county and running in a northerly and southerly direction, shall be known as the "Marine Private Henry Kalinowski Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.332. In addition to the name prescribed by section 5533.32 of the Revised Code, that portion of the highway known as interstate number seventy-one, running in a northerly and southerly direction within the municipal corporation of Middleburg Heights only, shall be known as the "Corporal Brad D. Squires Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.371. That portion of the road known as state route three hundred forty-four commencing at the western boundary of the municipal corporation of Leetonia and extending eastward to state route eleven shall be known as the "Pfc. Ralph Dias Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.52. (A) Each of the following roads shall be known as the "Korean War Veterans' Memorial Highway":

(1) That portion of the road known as United States route thirty-six commencing at the boundary of Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties and extending to interstate seventy-seven;

(2) That portion of the road known as United States route thirty-six commencing at the boundary of Champaign and Miami counties and extending through Darke county to the Indiana border;

(3) That portion of the road known as interstate route two hundred eighty commencing at the point of interchange with interstate eighty-ninety and extending to the boundary of Wood and Lucas counties;

(4) That portion of the road known as state route eight, located within Summit county only.

(B) The director of transportation may erect suitable markers upon the designated portion of each highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.633. The northbound portion of the road known as state route number fifty-nine, between the Kent road exit and the border of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake, shall be known as the "Sergeant Bryan W. Large Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along that portion of the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.634. The southbound portion of the road known as state route number fifty-nine, between the border of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake and the route eight entrance ramp, shall be known as the "Sergeant Justin T. Walsh Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along that portion of the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.635. The road known as state route number three, running in a north and south direction commencing at the intersection with west Sprague road and ending at the intersection of state route eighty-two in North Royalton, shall be known as the "Corporal Jeffrey A. Boskovitch Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.751. In addition to the designation in section 5533.35 of the Revised Code, the road known as interstate highway number ninety, located within the municipal corporation of Euclid in Cuyahoga county only, shall be known as the "Patrolman George Brentar Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.76. That portion of the road known as United States route number thirty, running in an easterly and westerly direction between state route number five hundred ninety-eight and state route number sixty-one, shall be known as the "Pfc. David C. Armstrong Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.761. That portion of the road known as United States route sixty-two, commencing at the western boundary of the municipal corporation of Alliance and extending in an easterly direction to the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in the municipal corporation of Beloit, shall be known as the "Lance Corporal Daniel McVicker Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.762.  The interchange of state route number forty-five and state route number eighty-two located in Champion township in Trumbull county shall be known as the "Sgt. Robert M. Carr Memorial Interchange."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers at the interchange indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.77. That portion of the road known as United States route number thirty, running in an easterly and westerly direction between state route number six hundred two and state route number five hundred ninety-eight, shall be known as the "Staff Sgt. Kendall H. Ivy II Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.771. The road known as state route number thirty-seven, commencing at its southernmost point within the city of Lancaster in Fairfield county and extending in a northerly and southerly direction to the boundary of Fairfield and Licking counties, shall be known as the "Deputy Chad Edwards Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.772. The interchange of United States route number four hundred twenty-two and state route number eighty-two located in the city of Warren shall be known as the "Sgt. Marco Miller Memorial Interchange."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers at the interchange indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.773. The portion of the road known as state route number seventy-two, commencing at the new Silvercreek township cemetery and extending in a northerly direction past the Greeneview schools through the municipal corporation of Jamestown, within Greene county, shall be known as the "SrA Kenneth P. Hauprich, Jr., Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.774.  That portion of the road known as state route one hundred four, commencing at its intersection with United States route twenty-three and extending to its intersection with Lockbourne road, shall be known as the "Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.775.  That portion of the road known as interstate route six hundred seventy, commencing at its intersection with fourth street and extending to its intersection with international gateway at port Columbus, shall be known as the "Colonel Wilbur Blount, M.D., Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.78.  The bridge spanning the Conneaut creek, located in the municipal corporation of Conneaut in Ashtabula county and being part of the highway known as United States route number twenty, shall be known as "The Ohio Veterans Memorial Bridge."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers on the bridge, or the approaches thereto, indicating its name.

SECTION 2. That existing sections 121.403, 955.202, 4501.21, 4503.18, 4503.46, 4503.53, and 5533.52 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.

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