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Veterans to get driver's license option in Alabama

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 4/25/2013 4:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) -- Alabama veterans will soon have the option of displaying proof of military service on their driver licenses.

The bill, authored by Rep. Marcel Black (D) Tuscumbia, introduced the Veteran's Driver License Registration during the 2012 legislative session. 

The bill, signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley, will allow veterans to have the designation put on their driver's license beginning May 1.

Black says veterans may use it to obtain benefits, rebates and accomodations.

To establish proof of service, a veteran must visit one of the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License examining offices and present a DD-214 form from the U.S. Department of Defense that shows an “honorable” or “general under honorable conditions” status.

There is no additional charge for the veteran designation for a first-time driver license applicant or for an individual seeking to renew his or her license.

A veteran who chooses to add the designation before his or her renewal date, however, must pay $18.50 for a duplicate license.

For more information or to locate the nearest Driver License examining office, visit the Driver License Division page at dps.alabama.gov.
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