County Clerk Bill Knowles is asking the Hamilton County legislative delegation to consider drafting an amendment to the state driver’s license law that would help military veterans.
The law change would eliminate the one-time fee when a military veteran presenting their DD-214 form applies for a duplicate license to simply add the word “veteran” to their license.
Mr. Knowles said, ”Legislation authorizing the State to recognize veterans’ military service on their driver’s license was enacted in 2011. The Department of Safety earlier this year completed their new 'central issuance' driver’s license design enabling the veteran endorsement to be added.
“Presently, when it’s time to renew a driver’s license, the fee is expected, but if a five-year license is not up for renewal a replacement license adding the endorsement wording cannot be issued without cost. I believe eliminating all fees when issuing a duplicate to a veteran in this situation would make the law complete.”