HARRISBURG – PA veterans would have an easier time getting a driver’s license designation of an American flag under a bill approved by the state Senate. Senate Bill 927 aims to simplify the procedure by requiring immediate validation, instead of the self-certification and subsequent follow-up by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs that currently occurs. Bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Mastriano of Adams, Cumberland, & York Counties is a veteran himself and says the present method is time consuming and unnecessary. Eligible veterans wanting the designation must produce a DD Form 214, retired military ID, a federal VA medical ID card, or other acceptable discharge documents. The bill now goes to the state House for consideration.

SEN. DOUG MASTRIANO