News release from Indiana State Senator Jim Banks (R-17th):
Sen. Banks: Disabled Vets License Plate Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk
(March 28, 2013, STATEHOUSE) â€” A bill authored by State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) to expand eligibility for a disabled Hoosier veteran license plate recently passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 92-2. The legislation now moves to the governor’s desk for signature.
Senate Bill 403 provides that a person may receive a disabled Hoosier veteran license plate if he or she has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being at least 50-percent disabled with at least a 30-percent mobility disability rating. Currently, veterans must be rated 100-percent disabled to qualify for the license plate.
“This change will ensure more veterans are recognized for their great sacrifice and service to our country,” Banks said. “Right now, many men and women who deserve this acknowledgment don’t receive it due to current license plate standards. Expanding eligibility is one more way Indiana can provide for its veterans.”
Disabled Hoosier veteran license plates allow drivers to park in areas designated for disabled drivers. The plates also qualify drivers for a Hoosier Golden Passport at all Indiana Department of Natural Resource facilities.