California passes law making it easier for disabled vets to get license plates

Julia LeDoux
September 15, 2020 - 10:20 am


California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation that will make it easier for disabled military veterans to get disability license plates.

The bill was authored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Fairfield,  according to the Daily Republic.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is now required to accept a certificate certifying that a veteran is disabled for the purpose of a disability license plate from a county veteran service officer or the Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet).

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“Veterans shouldn’t have to wait months on end to see results from a system that owes them a huge debt of gratitude,” Frazier said in the Contra Costa Herald. “This bill ensures that they will get the timely services that they deserve.”

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The legislation takes effect Jan. 1, 2021. For more information about the Disable Veteran license plates, click here.

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