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House OKs bill to require Pa. licenses to ID vets

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Military veterans would be entitled to a special designation on state driver's licenses and ID cards under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives.

The bill was approved 196 to 0 on Monday.

The main sponsor, Rep. Jeff Pyle, says the purpose of the bill is to provide a convenient form of identification to veterans who have been honorably discharged.

The Armstrong County Republican says they could use it to apply for government services or qualify for discounts offered by some local merchants.

Under the bill, veterans would apply to PennDOT to include the designation on their licenses or ID cards at no cost to them.

The measure must be approved by the Senate before it can become law.

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