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Representative Mautino pushing bill involving special veteran driver’s licenses

Posted by wlpo on September 12, 2015

Even if you weren’t called into active duty, you’re still a veteran.

That’s what State Representative Frank Mautino thinks, and that’s why he’s sponsoring a bill that would extend eligibility for special veteran driver’s licenses. The legislation would include service members who were never called into active duty to get the special licenses.

Earlier this year, a law passed that allowed veterans to get a veteran designation on driver’s licenses or ID cards. However under the law now, veterans who served in the armed forces but were never called into active duty are ineligible for the special designation.

Mautino says to exclude those who didn’t serve in active duty is to “discredit their sacrifice altogether.”

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