The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
Lawmakers applaud new Veterans Indicator Program
Concord, NH – New Hampshire veterans and active-duty service members can now proudly show proof of their service on their New Hampshire drivers licenses. Backers of the 2012 law creating the Veterans Indicator program are applauding the new option, and encouraging New Hampshire veterans to take advantage of it.
HB 1629, passed by the Republican-led Legislature in 2012, allows active-duty and honorably-discharged veterans to indicate their status on their license, making it much easier to qualify for benefits and services under New Hampshire law, as well as for military discount programs offered by private sector retailers. Senator Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton) helped guide HB 1629 and its Senate counterpart through the Senate Transportation Committee.
“New Hampshire military service members are proud of their service to this nation, and they’ve earned the benefits available under state law,” Stiles said. “This program will save our veterans from having to carry their discharge papers with them, and I want to thank the NH DMV for getting this important program up and running.”
Rep. Jane Johnson (R-Swanzey) was the prime sponsor of HB 1629.
“I am very pleased to see HB 1629 go into full effect. This bill makes New Hampshire a more veteran friendly state, and helps our veterans by making it easier for them to verify their status and receive benefits.” Johnson said.” I applaud all those who were involved in helping this bill pass through the House and Senate, including my co-sponsors, and those at the Office of Veterans Services.”
Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) sponsored the Senate version of the Veterans Indicator Program.
“As a veteran, I know the hassle of carrying around your DD-214s,” Carson added. “This program provides a simple and convenient way for our honorably-discharged veterans to show proof of their service. I’m thrilled that we’re giving our active and retired military this option.”
Under the Veterans Indicator program, military service members on active duty or veterans who have been honorably discharged from the United State armed forces can indicate that status when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or non-driver’s ID. There is no additional cost for the Veterans Indicator. Veterans wishing to add the Indicator to their license before its renewal can get a replacement license for a $3 fee. Veterans Indicator licenses are now available at all Department of Motor Vehicle locations throughout New Hampshire.
Text of HB 1629
More information on Veterans Indictor program.