Disabled veteran; definition thereof. (HB17)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicles; definitions. Redefines the term "disabled veteran" for the purposes of Title 46.2 (Motor Vehicles) to include a veteran who is at least 50% disabled as certified by the U.S. Veterans Administration. This definition governs which veterans are eligible for disabled veteran special license plates. Read the Bill »


01/22/2008: Merged into HB1


11/27/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084321780
11/27/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/10/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB17)
01/14/2008Assigned Transportation sub: 3
01/22/2008Incorporated by Transportation (HB1-Peace)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1 and HB340.


James Lamb writes:

I don't think this should be passed due to the fact that the VA does not always give the Veteran the percentage of disability they deserve. You can have a disability/impairment and not get it through VA for many years. I have a hearing disability/tinnitus and will probably only get 10 percent. How can this affect me you may ask. Well if I walk too far sometimes it causes vertigo.

Pedro Garcia writes:

I fully support this bill. I am a stroke survivor that I suffered back in August of 2005. At the time I was scheduled to deploy for the Middle East, but unfortunately I had a stroke. I am 80% disabled, but if you are not considered 100% disabled you do not get disable veteran special plates. Frankly I think this is not fair. If you were in the military and for whatever reason were injured or disabled, while in the military, then you should be afforded the right to get and display the disabled veteran special license plates.