Governor Ivey Signs Bills Supporting Vets and Military

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Governor Kay Ivey signs four bills supporting veterans and the military. The first bill, Parks for Patriots Bill, grants free admission to active or retired service members to state parks operated by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The second bill, the Veterans Employment Act, gives preference in competitive bids on state government contracts to businesses owned by veterans. 


The third, allows a person who meets the military service and award requirements to be issued a windshield placard displaying an appropriate military honor or veteran status. The placard will permit parking in designated military parking places. The bill makes it unlawful for a person to park in these designated military places without a distinctive placard. 


The final bill was signed earlier this month, the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act. Through this bill, professional licensing boards are required to issue licenses and certificates to military spouses who hold licenses and certificates from other states.


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