Some lawmakers are hoping they'll be able to do their part in giving back to veterans. Multiple bills were heard Monday dealing with specialized license plates and the elimination of certain fees for veterans.
"We worked hard," Vietnam veteran, Greg Holloway, testified. "Whether you were a combat veteran like me, or you cooked, or you cleaned toilets, you do your job and have pride in what you do."
The two-time Purple Heart recipient says that pride is the reason many of Nebraska's nearly 150-thousand veterans want specialized license plates.
One bill presented by Navy veteran and Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen would allow service men and women, and veterans, to obtain a specialized plate, based on their branch of service.
"So often people don't know who served and who didn't serve," Sen. Janssen said. "I think we can really boost people up when they come back."
Another bill heard Monday would remove the $5 fee for POW, disabled veteran and Purple Heart designations on a license plate.
Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas presented a bill that would allow veterans to put a special designation on their driver's license.
"First and foremost, it's a matter of convenience," Sen. Dubas said. "And we know more and more restaurants and businesses will offer discounts to veterans."
The driver's license bill would cost the state an estimated $38-thousand per year, but the state Veteran's Affairs office stepped forward saying they'd be more than willing to help implement the program.
"It would just make life a little easier for us," Holloway said.
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