LANSING, Mich., May 22, 2024 — State Rep. Mike McFall’s (D-Hazel Park) House Bill 5127 to expand eligibility for disabled veteran license plates passed the Michigan House of Representatives yesterday. Current law enables honorably discharged veterans who have a 100% disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to apply for special license plates inscribed with the letters “DV” and the words “disabled veteran.” McFall’s bill would allow veterans with an honorable discharge and at least a 50% disability rating to also qualify.

“Veterans have made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation, and it is our duty as elected officials to ensure they receive the support and benefits they deserve. My bill will expand access to services and recognition for our disabled veterans, honoring their contributions and sacrifices,” McFall said. “By expanding access to special registration plates, we can improve the quality of life for disabled veterans and their families, reaffirming our commitment to their well-being.”

This proposed legislation extends support and recognition to a broader spectrum of disabled veterans. It ensures they receive the acknowledgment they rightfully deserve for their service to the country.

“I am proud to support this important legislation. Expanding eligibility for disabled veteran license plates is a meaningful step toward recognizing the bravery and sacrifices of more of our veterans. This bill not only honors their service but also provides tangible benefits that can make a real difference in their daily lives. It is our responsibility to continue finding ways to support those who have given so much to protect our freedoms,” said state Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor), chair of the Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee.