Legislative Updates

The 2019 Legislative Session adjourned sine die on April 28, 2019

2019 Legislative Session Summary for Veteran / Military Bills.

SPECIAL NOTICE from the Department of Revenue on implementation of ESSB 5160 concerning property tax relief programs.

New Laws for Veterans Effective July 28

Purple Heart License Plates: One Purple Heart License Plate and all applicable fees (including annual registration fees) is provided at no cost to eligible veterans.  

Current plate holders with a registration expiration date on or after July 28, 2019 will not receive a renewal notice and will not need to take any action, however if their registration expiration date was before July 28th, they will have received a renewal notice in the mail and are still required to pay the applicable fees. After July 28th, any new applicants or current plate holders that qualify for the fee exemptions will not need to update or renew their record at the normal renewal time next year. 

*Please note that the exemptions only apply to the first Purple Heart plate that applicants receive.  Additional Purple Heart Plates may be purchased and eligible veterans will pay regular annual registration and special license plate fees.

 

Gold Star License Plates: One Gold Star License Plate and all applicable fees (including annual registration fees) is provided at no cost to eligible Gold Star Parents. 

Current plate holders with a registration expiration date on or after July 28, 2019 will not receive a renewal notice and will not need to take any action, however if their registration expiration date was before July 28th, they will have received a renewal notice in the mail and are still required to pay the applicable fees. After July 28th, any new applicants or current plate holders that qualify for the fee exemptions will not need to update or renew their record at the normal renewal time next year. 

*Gold Star Widows / Widowers already receive one Gold Star Plate at no cost.  Children and siblings will still pay applicable plate and licensing fees.

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