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On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Michigan House of Representatives approved State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s (R-Dist. 47) plan to eliminate the service fee for a Vietnam War Veteran specialty license plate. The measure is part of a bipartisan, multi-bill package removing the $5 service fee for various veteran and military license plates.

 “Imposing a service fee for special military license plates is not the appropriate way to greet service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our great nation and preserve the freedoms we cherish upon returning home,” said Vaupel of Fowlerville who served during the Vietnam War as a captain in the Army.

 As required by state law, the Secretary of State provides for the issuance and creation of each license plate issued in Michigan. There are differentiating fee requirements for each license place issued, with veteran and military license plates having a $5 service fee.

 House Bill 4684, along with the rest of the bill package, now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

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