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Champ Edmunds on Homeland Security

 


Allow easier driver licensing for military service members

As of Jan. 1, veterans in Montana will have the option of adding a special designation to their driver licenses or identification cards. The new designation on driver licenses and ID cards will eliminate the need for veterans to carry official military paperwork to be identified as such, making it easier for them to take advantage of veteran discounts on services and products.

Adding the designation is a two-step process. Veterans first must confirm their status with the Montana Veterans Affairs Division at any service office. Then, they can apply for a license or ID card from the Motor Vehicle Division by mail or in person at any driver exam station.

Last October, the Motor Vehicle Division provided another service to veterans by making it possible for a qualified military service member to apply for a commercial driver license (CDL) without skills testing. The implementing legislation was also passed this year and was sponsored by Representative Champ Edmunds.

Source: KXLF-4 (Butte) on 2014 Montana Senate race , Jan 6, 2014

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