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'PTSD' On Driver’s Licenses?
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
If SB 419 is passed into law veterans and active service members will be able to decide whether or not they want their driver's licenses to show they were diagnosed with PTSD. (Image courtesy vawatchdog.org)
If SB 419 is passed into law veterans and active service members will be able to decide whether or not they want their driver's licenses to show they were diagnosed with PTSD. (Image courtesy vawatchdog.org)
Under SB 419 veterans and active duty service members with PTSD could request that their diver’s licenses indicate that they suffer from the condition.

Supporters say the bill is intended to prevent suffering veterans from getting into confrontations with police officers.

But Charles Allman with the non-profit Georgia Veterans Group says citing PTSD on a license doesn't help service members.

"I don’t think any of them would put that on their drivers license. I can’t see that and I don’t see the purpose of it," said Allman.

In a statement, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services said he did not support the bill and that he has asked Governor Sonny Perdue to veto it.

If the governor signs it the bill could become law as soon as July.