(Feb. 11) – A bill that will eliminate the fee for veterans and active duty to add a military identifier on their drivers’ licenses passed the House unanimously today.
HB13-1011, sponsored by Reps. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon) and Dave Young (D-Greeley), was recommended by the bipartisan Transportation Legislative Review Committee and will eliminate the $15 fee that veterans currently have to pay to add the military identifier on their driver’s license.
“I think we should do anything we can to alleviate unnecessary fees for the men and women who have bravely served in our military,” Rep. Young said. “This is the least we can do for them.”
Rep. Hamner joined Rep. Young as co-sponsor this year. Rep. Young carried this legislation last year, when it was killed by the Republican-controlled House.
“Our military veterans have sacrificed so much for us, and I’m glad we were able to get this done,” Rep. Hamner said. “It had overwhelming bipartisan support, and I’m glad this year we were able to prioritize and pass it.”
The bill now moves on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.