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Distinctive plates for purple heart recipients
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 14
§ 404-e. Distinctive plates for purple heart recipients. 1. Any
purple heart recipient residing in this state or the spouse of any such
recipient shall, upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the
words "combat wounded" and inscribed the purple heart medal imprint. If
a distinctive plate is issued to a purple heart recipient pursuant to
this section, additional distinctive plates may be issued for every
vehicle registered in the name of the purple heart recipient residing in
this state or the spouse of such purple heart recipient. Application
for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form
and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.

2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant or the spouse of
the applicant is a purple heart recipient.

3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
in the same manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
provided, however, that no service charge shall be charged for such