The state Senate is the next stop for a proposal allowing military veterans in the state to apply their military training toward qualifying for various occupational licenses. The House approved the measure unanimously yesterday. The proposal has been co-sponsored by area Representatives David Arconti, Dan Carter, Bob Godfrey, Jan Giegler, DebraLee Hovey, David Scribner, John Shaban and Richard Smith.
The proposal was the result of a task force that looked at how to streamline the state licensing process to help vets find jobs.
Among the proposals, the bill requires the Police Officer Standards and Training Council to certify individuals who have undergone certain military training. It also requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to waive the entire examination fee for those veterans and military members who've had held a military operator's license.