Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press release today that he had signed a bill allowing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to place a distinguishing mark on a license or non-driver’s identification. Applicants would have to submit proof that they were honorably discharged from the United Stated Armed Forces.
The mark should make it easier for veterans to verify their status. Many businesses, for example, offer discounts to veterans.
“These men and women have made invaluable sacrifices for our state and nation, and now that they have returned home, government will work for them,” Cuomo said in the release. “We are proud to help distinguish them as veterans.”
The law goes into effect in one year, and the DMV will use the time to change it application forms.
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