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Tucker & Conaway Bill to Provide Veteran Status on Licenses Signed into Law

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker and Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. sponsored to provide veterans with a readily available and easily accessible method of proving their veteran status was signed into law on Sunday.
“This is just one little way to make life a bit easier for veterans,” said Tucker (D-Essex), chairwoman of the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. “Many businesses offer discounts or promotional programs for those who have served our country and this would help them easily prove their status whenever they’re out and about.”
The law (A-691) requires driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to indicate the licensee’s or applicant’s veteran status upon request. It applies to any person who has been honorably discharged from the active military service of the United States and provides them with a convenient way to show proof of their veteran status on a daily basis.
“A number of states are already doing this to help veteran’s easily prove their status when necessary,” said Conaway (D-Burlington). “The enormity of their sacrifices can never be repaid by tokens like this, but we can at least make life a little easier for them whenever possible.”