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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: December 11, 2012 12:03 PM
From: Representative Kevin J. Boyle
To: All House members
Subject: Medal of Honor - License plate

In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation to make a technical correction to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Medal of Honor license plate. While this legislation will not offer any tangible changes to the current design of the license plate, it will delete unnecessary language which includes an incorrect reference to this distinguished award as the Congressional Medal of Honor. The award is officially known as the Medal of Honor.

Section 1345 of Title 75 states…

The center of the plate shall bear a golden bronze replica of the appropriate medal. The initials of each recipient shall be embossed in red to the left of the medal and the letters "CMH" (for Congressional Medal of Honor) shall be embossed in red to the right of the medal.

While the current incarnation of the license plate does not contain the incorrect moniker of Congressional Medal of Honor, I feel that the statute should be altered to reflect the proper terminology.

Please join me in supporting our most distinguished military service members by correcting this incorrect albeit minor oversight.

Introduced as HB848