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A01441
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1486
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY O'NEAL, RYAN, HENNESSEY, PICKETT, KAUFFMAN,
POLINCHOCK, HEFFLEY, McNEILL, R. BROWN, LEWIS, THOMAS,
FREEMAN, SAINATO, STAATS, OWLETT, SCHLEGEL CULVER,
PENNYCUICK, KULIK, T. DAVIS, HAMM, WEBSTER, SCHMITT, MILLARD,
MOUL, DRISCOLL, NEILSON AND ROWE, MAY 25, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, MAY 25, 2021
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in registration of vehicles, providing for Blue
Star Family plate.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
ยง 1366.2. Blue Star Family plate.
(a) General rule.--Upon application of a family member of a
person who is an active duty service member in the military,
accompanied by a fee of $20 $23 which shall be in addition to
the annual registration fee and by such documentation as the
department shall require, the department shall issue to the
family member a special registration plate designating the
vehicle so licensed as belonging to a family member of a person
serving on active duty in the military. The department shall
design and produce the special registration plate carrying the
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Blue Star which signifies that a family member is an active duty
service member. The words "Blue Star Family" shall be clearly
displayed along the bottom of the plate. The special
registration plate may be used only on a passenger car or truck
with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds.
(b) Documentation required.--An applicant for a Blue Star
Family plate shall certify on a form approved by the department
that the applicant is a family member of a person who is an
active duty service member in the military.
(c) Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be
construed to require:
(1) A person issued a Blue Star Family plate to return
the plate to the department if a family member no longer
serves on active duty in the military.
(2) The department to periodically verify that a person
issued a Blue Star Family plate has a family member serving
on active duty in the military after the initial issuance of
the plate.
(c) (d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term
"family member" includes the following:
(1) Mother.
(2) Father.
(3) Stepmother.
(4) Stepfather.
(5) Mother through adoption.
(6) Father through adoption.
(7) Foster mother in loco parentis.
(8) Foster father in loco parentis.
(9) Son.
(10) Daughter.
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(11) Stepson.
(12) Stepdaughter.
(13) Son by adoption.
(14) Daughter by adoption.
(15) Brother.
(16) Sister.
(17) Half-brother.
(18) Half-sister.
(19) Grandfather.
(20) Grandmother.
(21) Spouse.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 120 days.
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