VanderWall’s plan allows spouses of disabled vets to keep special plates

December 21, 2018

Rep. Curt VanderWall

VanderWall’s plan allows spouses of disabled vets to keep special plates

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives Thursday provided final approval to Rep. Curt VanderWall’s plan allowing a surviving spouse of a deceased disabled veteran to retain a special license plate honoring our military members. Vanderwall (R-Ludington) is currently the 101st House district representative.

Michigan residents with a 100-percent disability rating and an honorable discharge from the military are entitled to one disabled veteran plate for use on a vehicle.

Vanderwall’s plan allows spouses to keep the plate after the veteran passes away, rather than further adding the stress of getting a new license plate during a time of grief.

 “Courageous men and women have fought hard for our country and honoring them when they pass away is a patriotic duty we must fulfill,” said VanderWall, of Ludington.  “This solution allows for a surviving spouse to retain that license plate, honoring their partner.”

House Bill 4319 is now headed to the governor for consideration.

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