HARRISBURG – A new state law offers military family members the opportunity to obtain a “Blue Star Family” specialty license plate in recognition of their loved one’s service. Act 112 of 2022, formerly House Bill 1486, requires PennDOT to issue a Blue Star Family license plate to any family member of a person who is an active-duty military service member, including those in the reserve or National Guard. The plate will cost an additional $23 on top of the registration fee. Plates will not have to be returned once the family member no longer serves on active duty. The same law also creates a special plate for Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans. The new plates will become available from PennDOT after the law takes effect next year.