as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 02:32pm
A bill for an act
relating to veterans; applying an expanded definition of veterans for purposes of
eligibility for the veteran's identifier on state-issued identification cards; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 15.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 15, is amended to read:
(a) At the request of an eligible applicant and on payment
of the required fee, the department shall issue, renew, or reissue to the applicant a driver's
license or Minnesota identification card bearing a graphic or written designation of:
(1) Veteran; or
(2) Veteran 100% T&P.
(b) At the time of the initial application for the designation provided under this
subdivision, the applicant must:
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(1) be a veteran, as defined in section 197.447;
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(2), provide satisfactory evidence of a 100 percent total and permanent service-connected
disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(c) The commissioner of public safety is required to issue drivers' licenses and Minnesota
identification cards with the veteran designation only after entering a new contract or in
coordination with producing a new card design with modifications made as required by