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2013 Senate Bill 5775: Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards
Introduced by Sen. Don Benton (Vancouver) (R) on February 14, 2013
Permits veterans to have their veteran status displayed on their driver’s license or identicard. The Department of Licensing may charge a two dollar fee for the service. This act takes effect on July 1, 2015.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on February 14, 2013
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 27, 2013
Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate on March 8, 2013.
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Provides that a person may apply to the Department of Licensing (DOL) to obtain a veteran designation on a driver's license or identification card. The person must provide the Department of Defense discharge document, DD Form 214, that shows a discharge status of honorable or general under honorable conditions and establishes the person's service in the armed forces. The Department may charge an additional fee for driver's licenses with a veteran designation that is sufficient to cover the start-up and administrative costs associated with the inclusion of the designation. The fee may not, however, exceed $2 per designation.
Received in the House on March 11, 2013
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 11, 2013
Amendment offered in the House on March 28, 2013
Expands the list of documents an applicant may use to establish that he or she is a veteran of the United States military in order to receive such a designation on his or her driver's license or identicard.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 2, 2013
Received in the Senate on January 13, 2014
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 21, 2014
Received in the House on February 12, 2014
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on February 12, 2014
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 26, 2014
Received in the Senate on March 10, 2014
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 2, 2014

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