Kansas Looks To Add 'Veteran' To Driver's Licenses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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A Republican legislator has introduced a bill that would allow Kansas military veterans to declare their military service on the back of their state driver's license.

The move by Rep. Mario Goico would have Kansas join a parade of states that have added the designation on licenses. New Mexico added it in 2012.

Goico, a Wichita Republican and chairman of the House Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, said the addition would be a tool for law enforcement to identify an individual as a veteran and also see if they were a combat veteran. Such information could help diffuse a tense situation and explain why an individual may be displaying questionable behavior.

The addition would also allow veterans to easily participate in business discounts based on their military service.

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