HARRISBURG – Legislation which would create a special logo promoting PA’s veteran-owned businesses has unanimously passed the PA Senate. To be eligible, a business must be registered with the Department of State and at least 51% of the ownership interest must be held by a veteran, reservist or National Guard member. There would be no registration or renewal fees associated with the logo, so it will come at no cost to veterans. To discourage the logo from being used fraudulently, Senate Bill 438 would also ensure that an individual who falsely claims to be a veteran for the purpose of obtaining the designation would face criminal penalties. The bill now moves to the state House.