Rep. Lepore-Hagan Announces Honorary License Plate Bill Passes Ohio House
SB 163 creates the Purple Heart/international access symbol license plate
 
 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 163, legislation creating the Purple Heart/international access symbol license plate.


“Under current law, our veterans can apply for a license plate with the Purple Heart symbol, but they cannot have one that also includes the International Symbol of Access. This law will change that. Our disabled veterans have given so much to our country. This Purple Heart/international access symbol license plate recognizes their service and their sacrifice. I’m proud it’s passed the Ohio House,” said Rep Lepore-Hagan.


“I’m very honored to see this pass the Ohio House. It is a great honor to recognize purple heart recipients, the blood they spilled, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Leo H. Connelly, Jr., Junior Vice Commander of the Military Order of Purple Hearts Chapter 606 and Purple Heart recipient. “We hope to continue to remind folks what the price of freedom is.”


The provision was included in SB 163 as an omnibus amendment with several other license plate creation proposals.


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