Veteran license plate registry passed

Lawmakers approved a bill April 12 that imposes new requirements on individuals seeking certain armed services license plates.

Sen. Tim Gragert
Sen. Tim Gragert

LB78, sponsored by Creighton Sen. Tim Gragert, requires an individual applying for a Gold Star Family, Ex-Prisoner of War, Disabled American Veteran or Purple Heart/Combat Wounded license plate to register first with the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles will use the registry information to verify an individual’s eligibility.

The bill passed on a 46-0 vote.

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