Proposal would put veteran designation on PA licenses

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Oct 11, 2012 4:00 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Military veterans from Pennsylvania would be able to get a special designation on their driver's licenses under a proposal that recently passed the state House.

The measure allows service members who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable to get a special mark on their ID.

Republican Representative Jeff Pyle of Armstrong County says many veterans do not have a simple form of ID showing they served.

"They have to produce a VA card -- other than that there is none," Pyle explains. "For them to qualify for this, they would have to show up with honorable discharge papers issued by the United States Armed Forces."

Pyle, who's sponsoring the bill, says it would place a small "V" on PennDOT IDs and licenses.

He says the department supports the proposal, but needs more than a year to prepare for the changes.

The measure goes to the state Senate next.

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