(May 10) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill today to give veterans the option of having a military identifier on their Colorado drivers’ licenses and IDs.

Currently, when active-duty military members apply for an ID card, they have the option of having their branch-of-service identifier printed on the card. However, an oversight excluded veterans from having an identifier. HB13-1119, sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs), fixes this oversight by giving veterans an identifier option.

“This is an easy, smart way for us to recognize our veterans and honor the commitment they’ve made to our nation,” Rep. Exum said. “This will make it much easier for veterans to prove their service to receive veteran benefits and access state services.”

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