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Cogdill Introduces Bill To Help Spouses Of Honorary Veterans

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Sacramento, CA — State Senator Dave Cogdill, who represents Tuolumne County, has introduced legislation designed to help the families of former Prisoners of War and Medal of Honor recipients.

Currently, honorary vehicle license plates are issued for this type of honor. In addition, the individual is exempt from paying license fees on the vehicle to which the plates are issued.

However, when the honoree passes away, the spouse must surrender the plates immediately. Under Senate Bill 386, that would change. The spouse would be allowed to keep the plates, and retain the specific fee exemptions.

In a statement, Cogdill says, “The passing of one of these veterans should be a time for our government to extend our gratitude to their grieving families, not burden them with additional concerns and cost regarding the honorary license plates.”

Written by BJ Hansen