Sykes Amendment Expands Disabled Veteran License Plate Law
April 4, 2019
On Wednesday evening, Governor Mike DeWine signed the state’s transportation budget, which includes an amendment by state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) to expand the number of disabled veteran license plates a qualifying veteran can obtain from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
“This amendment was a culmination of conversations with veterans in my district and with the deputy registrars that operate local BMVs,” said Sykes. “We agreed that veterans whose military service resulted in a form of disability should be able to display their service record with pride on all their personal vehicles. We owe our veterans so much and this amendment is a way to recognize their sacrifice and say thank you.”
Currently, Ohio law lets qualifying veterans have a single set of disabled veteran license plates. Senator Sykes’ amendment allows veterans to purchase additional sets for each passenger vehicle that is properly registered to the veteran.