Rep VanderWall bill allows spouses of deceased veterans to keep special license

first_img30May Rep. VanderWall bill allows spouses of deceased veterans to keep special license plates Categories: VanderWall News State Rep. Curt VanderWall (left) and Vietnam veteran Ron Martin testified in support of a bill that would allow a widow or widower of a disabled veteran who used a disabled veteran license plate to continue to use that plateState Rep. Curt VanderWall today testified in support of his legislation to allow a widow or widower of a disabled veteran to continue to use their disabled veteran license plate.“It’s fitting that this testimony comes a day after Memorial Day”, said VanderWall of Ludington. “We remember veterans who gave their lives for our freedoms. Retaining this plate for widows and widowers will bring awareness to the sacrifice veterans face, and also removes the sad experience of their spouses sitting in the Secretary of State waiting to let go of another piece of their spouse.”Ron Martin, a combat veteran from Vietnam also testified in support of the bill with Representative VanderWall.Under current law, Michigan residents with a 100 percent disability rating and an honorable discharge from the military are entitled to one disabled veteran plate for use on a private passenger vehicle. However, spouses are not eligible to keep the plate after the veteran passes away.House Bill 4319 remains under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.###last_img

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