Albany, N.Y. (AP) — Military veterans will be able to get a distinguishing mark on their New York driver licenses under a new law signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Veterans will be able to request the mark from the Department of Motor Vehicles also for non-driver identification cards.
State officials note that many businesses provide discounts to veterans, and this should make it easier to verify that status.
The law will take effect in one year.
Meanwhile, the DMV plans to revise its application forms and prepare staff on reviewing documents that show an honorable military discharge. Such license renewals will be processed manually.