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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 13, 2012

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF BILL TO CREATE VETERAN STATUS ON MARYLAND DRIVERS’ LICENSES



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 13, 2012) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will testify before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in support of legislation (SB 276), introduced by Senator James N. Mathias, Jr. (District 38), to allow notation of ‘veteran’ status on drivers’ licenses and identification cards, a measure that will help veterans identify themselves in order to more easily access available services and resources. Creating a ‘veteran’ status on Maryland drivers’ licenses was also a recommendation made last year by the Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, which was chaired by the Lt. Governor.

Lt. Governor Brown, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq, leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to provide veterans with better services and resources. Since taking office in 2007, Lt. Governor Brown has championed successful efforts to pass the Veterans Behavioral Health Act, protect veterans’ business loan programs and fully fund the Iraq and Afghanistan Scholarship Program. Last year, the Lt. Governor launched the Mil2FedsJobs web portal, located on the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWEjobs.maryland.gov), the first of its kind in any state to directly match transitioning service members with careers in the Federal Government.

WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Testify on Behalf of Veterans Identification Bill (SB 276)

WHERE: Miller Senate Office Building, Suite 2E, Annapolis, MD

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 1:00 PM