New Milford State Representative Bill Buckbee voted in favor of legislation allowing veterans in Connecticut to obtain the designated veteran’s driver’s license, with the American Flag on it, at no additional fee prior to the renewal date. The bill effectively erases the previously imposed $30 fee on the veteran indicator plate on duplicate identification card or driver’s license.
The bill garnered unanimous support when it was considered in both committees of cognizance, Veterans’ Affairs and Finance.
There are approximately 217,000 veterans across the state.
While there is no additional cost for veterans to receive the veteran's driver's license when obtaining a license or renewing a license, Buckbee says this legislation will provide a mechanism for veterans who would like an updated license to indicate their veteran status if it is not yet due for renewal. After being passed in the House of Representatives, with no dissenting votes, the legislation now awaits further action in the Senate.