Legislation just signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie allows the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to indicate a person’s status as a veteran on their driver’s license and other forms of identification issued by the MVC.

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The bill is sponsored by, among others, Sen. Kevin O’Toole and Assemblyman Dave Rible.

“This legislation provides a convenient and efficient way for honorably discharged veterans to display their status instead of having to present other cumbersome forms of identification,” said Rible. “Identifying one’s veteran status on a driver’s license will make things easier for both the person who served our country with honor and the inquiring entity.”

A veteran is classified as a person who has been honorably discharged from the active military service of the United States. The veteran will be required to provide a copy of their DD-214 or federal activation orders showing service.

“This law allows our most honorable public servants to show proof of their veteran status on a daily basis,” said O’Toole. “It’s an easy offering that our heroes and heroines have requested to make their lives a little easier.”