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Military and Veteran Friendly Legislation



Exempt military in Kentucky from the state driver's license requirement
Exempts the KY operator's license requirement for a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, their spouse. and dependent child who hold a valid driver's license from another state when they are assigned to KY but maintain a permanent residence elsewhere. (KRS 186.430)

Veteran Designation on Operator Licenses and Personal Identification Cards
Adds a veteran designation on KY operator's licenses and identification cards; requiring an applicant to present an original or copy of his or her DD-214 form. (KRS 186.412; KRS 186.041) 

Specialty License Plates
Kentucky specialty license plates include Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star (with and without valor), Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Combat Action Badge, Combat Infantry Badge (KRS 186.164)


Drivers Licensing for 17 Year-Olds Enlisted in Military 
Exempts 17-year olds who have enlisted in the military from the requirement to obtain an intermediate license. (KRS 186.400 to 186.650, 186.412, 186.450, 186.452, 186.454)  

Commercial Driver's License
Waiver of the commercial driver's skill test for military service members who have recent experience operating commercial-sized motor vehicles. (KRS 281A & 281A.130)

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