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Johnson looks to expand opportunity to honor Ohio veterans

New license plate option would honor vets from multiple military operations
November 10, 2016
Democrat Newsroom

In advance of Veterans Day, State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today introduced legislation to honor Ohio’s dedicated veterans by creating a specialty license plate for those who served in multiple military zones or operations.

“I have many constituents, friends and neighbors who humbly and selflessly served our nation during more than one military conflict,” says Johnson, member of the House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public Safety Committee. “Ohio license plates have long served as proud displays of honor, memorializing the sacrifices of the brave men and women in our military. Making this simple change to Ohio law is a small gesture to more fully honor American patriots who have given so much.”

Current law provides for specialty plates recognizing service in Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Panama, Grenada, Lebanon, Vietnam, Korea, WWII or WWI. Rep. Johnson’s proposed legislation would amend state law to account for military service in multiple zones or operations. Plates would be available to eligible veterans free of charge, excluding applicable taxes.

The bill will be assigned to a committee upon the reconvening of the Ohio House of Representatives in mid-November.