A look at newly authorized SC plates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two laws signed by Gov. Nikki Haley last month authorize dozens of new specialty license plates for vehicles. A look at what they recognize and where their extra fees are designated, if applicable:

— Distinguished Service Medal

— Distinguished Service Cross

— Department of the Navy

— Parents and spouses of active-duty overseas veterans

— Active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces

— Combat-related disabled veterans

— Separate plate for each military branch; fees support county Veterans Administration offices

— U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer; fees support the Patriots Point Foundation

— U.S. Marine Corps; fees support the nonprofit Moss Creek Marines

— Second amendment; fees support the Criminal Justice Academy

— State flag

— South Carolina Highway Patrol-retired

— Big Red; fees support the Citadel Alumni Association

— “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flag, fees to the State Museum for Revolutionary War exhibits

— Historic vehicles at least 25 years old

— Boy Scouts of America; fees support SC’s Boy Scout councils

— Eagle Scouts of America; fees support SC’s Boy Scout councils

— I Support Libraries; fees to the SC Association of School Librarians and SC Library Association

— South Carolina Educator; only for teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade

— Beach music; No. 1 reserved for the Beach Music Association International president

— Largemouth bass; fees support bass fishing through the Department of Natural Resources

— South Carolina Wildlife Federation; fees support its conservation programs

— Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune; fees support a museum and natural trail named after her, and tourism in Mayesville

—2010-11 Baseball National Champions, fees support the University of SC

— Former members of Congress, the Legislature, city and county councils, mayors and retired judges

— South Carolina high schools, public or private; fees support the schools

— Play Tennis; fees support the SC Tennis Patrons Foundation

— Tree My Dog, fees support the SC State Coon Hunters Association Youth Fund

Sources: House bill 3124 and Senate bill 1417

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