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Bill nixes vehicle fees for disabled vets

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Disabled veterans on island may no longer be required to pay vehicle registration fees if a measure introduced by Senator Tom Ada is signed into law. Bill 298 would waive the fees for a vehicle license plate for veterans that have been rated by the U.S. Veterans Administration with a 100% permanent disability, as well as individual unemployability.

The Guam Veterans Affairs Office reports that approximately 370 veterans fall into this category. The measure would pull $20 thousand from the Fiscal Year 2010 General Fund, and would also require veterans applying to present a copy of their decision letter received from the U.S. Veterans Administration.

Senator Ada states, "What these veterans have sacrificed can never be repaid or forgotten. We should continue to honor and assist them in any way we can."

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