House Bill 1 will honor the service of veterans to a grateful State and Nation advances Del. Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) sponsored House Bill 1 (HB) to amend state law to permit disabled veterans who are 50% disabled to be eligible for special “DV” license plates. With this change Virginia furthers honors the service of our veterans.
HB 1 has progressed unanimously from the House Committee on Transportation to the House Committee on Appropriations. In this process, it was amended to add Purple Heart recipients who upon passage will have access to plates at no charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
"I am honored to patron this bill which encourages our Commonwealth to honor our veterans all of whom made significant sacrifices in defense of our Nation and state," Peace said.
The U.S. Veterans Administration decided that those who are at least 50% disabled will start getting additional benefits. This bill will expand the definition to conform to these changes to disability definitions.
The House Committee on Appropriations will meet at a later time to consider the amended HB 1 before reporting the bill to the House floor for final approval.