Alabama offering new veterans driver’s license

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —
Alabama veterans will have the option to display proof of their military
service on their driver's license.

A law sponsored by Democratic
Rep. Marcel Black of Tuscumbia provided for the Veterans Driver's
License. The state Department of Public Safety says the licenses will be
available beginning Wednesday. Black says veterans can show their
status to obtain benefits, rebates and accommodations.

To get a
license, a veteran must visit a Department of Public Safety license
examining office and present a DD-214 form from the Department of
Defense that shows a status of honorable or general under honorable
conditions.

There is no additional charge for someone getting a
new license or renewing a license. But a veteran seeking the license
before the renewal date must pay $18.50 for a duplicate license.