Saccone Offers Solid Support for Veterans ID/Driver’s License Bill
HARRISBURG – Strongly supported by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington), a measure to provide former service members with a veterans designation on their Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT identification card clearly noting their veteran’s status was unanimously advanced by the House of Representatives on Monday.
“Whether they defended our nation’s freedoms during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War, the ongoing war against terror or even during peace time, the uncompromising sacrifices made by our military veterans deserve all the support and help we can give them,” said Saccone. “Final passage of this legislation is the least we can do as state lawmakers to ensure that our honored veterans can more easily access the wide variety of programs and benefits they have earned for their service to both our country and our Commonwealth.”
House Bill 2428 directs the state Department of Transportation to make available to persons producing valid honorable military discharge papers a special VA designation on their actual driver’s license or PennDOT identification card. To qualify, an applicant would have to be a person who has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve unit or the National Guard, and who was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable. The cost of the regular license renewal or identification card will remain the same with no additional cost to the veteran for the special designation mark.
The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration. For the latest legislative updates, visit RepSaccone.com or Facebook.com/RepSaccone.
State Representative Rick Saccone
39th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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