House approves Rep Wentworths disabled veteran legislation

first_img Categories: Wentworth News The Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. Jason Wentworth.The measure would require the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to reflect legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, that allows honorably discharged veterans who provide proof of their 100-percent disabled status to the Secretary of State their state park passport fee waived.“Veterans vary when it comes to disclosing disability statuses,” said Wentworth, of Clare, who chairs the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. “Because of this, there shouldn’t be just one option – a specific license plate – that gets them into state parks for free.”One-hundred percent disabled veterans can already access state parks for free with a Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate. However, many veterans would rather just get a state park passport sticker instead.“This uniform measure will cover veterans for state park access regardless of whether they forgo a DV license plate or not,” Wentworth said. “Veterans who would rather receive the state park passport sticker from the Secretary of State may get it at no cost.”House Bill 4381 now moves to the Senate for consideration.Photo Information: State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, chairs the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and serves the 97th District in the Michigan House. 13Dec House approves Rep. Wentworth’s disabled veteran legislationlast_img


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