|Posted:||December 14, 2016 03:11 PM|
|From:||Representative Karen Boback|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Veterans Plate for Female Veterans|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation similar to HB 1472 from last Session that will create a new license plate in Pennsylvania to honor women soldiers and airman.
My proposal will amend Title 75 (Vehicles) to create a special plate for female veterans who have served honorably in the United States armed forces or their reserve components.
This legislation will require an initial $35 fee, which will be in addition to the annual registration fee. Out of each fee, $15 is to be deposited into the Veterans Trust Fund and directed to be used for programs and resources that further assist female veterans. The license plate will only be available for passenger cars or trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 10,000 pounds.
I believe that as a state we should do what we can to recognize the significant role that female veterans have played in the history of both our state and nation. The percentage of women in America’s military force continues to grow and many of them are pilots, medical staff and logistics support personnel whose duties place them and their responsibilities on the front lines of our current wars and they continue to serve in all ranks and in all theaters of the world.
I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as HB215