Rep Barrett applauds House approval to recognize veterans spouses with special license

first_img09Nov Rep. Barrett applauds House approval to recognize veterans’ spouses with special license plates State Rep. Tom Barrett today applauded the Michigan House vote allowing a surviving spouse of a disabled veteran to continue to use their disabled veteran license plate. “This is another opportunity to honor veterans and their families,” said Barrett, of Potterville.  “This bill allows for people to recognize and support the men and women who have served in the U.S. military.”Under current law, Michigan residents with a 100-percent disability rating and an honorable discharge from the military are entitled to one disabled veteran plate for use on a vehicle. However, spouses are not allowed to keep the plate after the veteran passes away.The surviving spouse must transfer the title of a deceased’s vehicle within 15 days of the veteran’s death.  While transferring the title, the surviving spouse will be able to register the disabled veteran license plate in their name and receive one year free registration.According to the United States Census Bureau, about 3.8 million veterans in the United States had a service-connected disability in 2014. Approximately 240,000 veterans are classified with a 100 percent disability. A service-connected disability is one that was a result of a disease or injury suffered or aggravated during active military service.House Bill 4319 advances to the Senate for consideration.### Categories: Barrett Newslast_img