FINAL BILL REPORT
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C 185 L 14
Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Allowing for a veteran designation on drivers' licenses and identicards.
Sponsors: Senators Benton, Hobbs, Brown, Ericksen, Conway and Rivers.
Senate Committee on Transportation
House Committee on Transportation
Background: The Department of Licensing (DOL) issues driver's licenses and identicards. The fee for driver’s licenses and identicards is $9 per year. Currently driver’s licenses and identicards are generally issued for a period of five years, but after July 2013, driver’s licenses and identicards will be valid for a period of six years.
The United States Department of Defense issues a document known as DD Form 214 that constitutes a verified record of a service member's time in the military. This form also shows a service member's reason for discharge. Government agencies use this form to determine eligibility for certain veteran benefits.
Summary: A person may apply to DOL to obtain a veteran designation on a driver's license or identicards. 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.
Votes on Final Passage:
August 30, 2017