LANSING, MI (WTVB) - The Michigan House of Representatives Thursday approved a pair of House Bills which are designed to allow veterans to receive a special designation on their driver's license or state ID cards. State Representative Ken Kurtz of Coldwater, a sponsor of the measures says thelegislation will open many doors for Michigan veterans.
Kurtz serves on the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and he says veterans will have an easier time cutting through the red tape to receive the services they deserve. There are currently more than 650,000 veterans living in Michigan. According to Kurtz, one of the goals in the state House is to ensure that Michigan veterans have increased access to jobs and opportunities available to help them reintegrate into civilian life. By passing the bills approved Thursday, he believes they have taken a big step toward that goal. The legislation now moves to the State Senate for consideration.