Booher attends unveiling of veterans designation on driver’s licenses, state IDs

LANSING—Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, (left) joined Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Wednesday to unveil the new veterans designation, which will be available for honorably discharged veterans to add to their driver’s licenses and state-issued ID cards beginning May 1.

Pictured from left are: Booher; Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes; Secretary of State Ruth Johnson; Steve and Gail McGee; Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton; and House Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas, R-Midland.

Public Act 28 of 2013, sponsored by Booher, required the Michigan secretary of state to develop a veteran designation on state-issued identification cards for veterans who provide proof of service such as a certificate of release or discharge from active duty, referred to as a DD 214 form. PA 27 provided the same designation on driver’s licenses.

Veterans can add the designation for free when renewing their state-issued ID or pay a small fee if they wish to add it immediately.


Editor’s Note: The above print-quality photograph of Booher at the unveiling is available by visiting the senator’s website at: Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.