A local lawmaker is co-sponsoring a Purple Heart license plate bill that would make the plate more affordable. 15th district State Rep. Jeremie Dufault of Selah says the bill would exempt the plate holders from taxes/license fees. "The state already waived the special license plate fee for purple hearts and gold stars. This is just a little extra token of appreciation we can send out."
The bill would eliminate the annual renewal fees and make the Purple Heart license plate a permanent plate, which would not be required to be renewed. There are currently 2,484 purple heart license plates in Washington State.
Dufault says the fiscal impact on the state is small and would help those who served the country. The bill passed the house unanimously and is now under consideration in the Senate Transportation committee.