House Study Bill 121 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SALMON) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the issuance of driver’s licenses marked to 1 reflect veteran status. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2163YC (1) 88 ns/rh
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 321.189, subsection 8, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 8. Veterans status. A licensee who is an honorably 3 discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States may 4 request that the license be marked to reflect the licensee’s 5 veteran status. Upon such a request, the word “VETERAN” shall 6 be marked prominently on the face of the license. Such a 7 license shall be issued upon receipt of satisfactory proof 8 of veteran status pursuant to procedures established by the 9 department in consultation with the department of veterans 10 affairs , or upon presentation of the licensee’s certification 11 of release or discharge from active duty, DD form 214, to 12 the department at the time of the licensee’s request, if the 13 form indicates the licensee was honorably discharged. If 14 the license is issued upon presentation of the licensee’s 15 certification of release or discharge from active duty, DD form 16 214, the department shall notify the commission of veteran 17 affairs of the county of the licensee’s residence that the 18 licensee was issued a license marked to reflect the licensee’s 19 veteran status. After receiving notification from the 20 department, the commission of veteran affairs shall initiate 21 contact with the licensee . 22 EXPLANATION 23 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 24 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 25 In 2016, the general assembly authorized driver’s licenses 26 to be marked to reflect a licensee’s veteran status if the 27 licensee presented the licensee’s DD form 214 to the department 28 of transportation and the form indicated the licensee was 29 honorably discharged. This bill strikes the provision. 30 -1- LSB 2163YC (1) 88 ns/rh 1/ 1