LANSING (AP) – The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would allow veterans to get a special designation on driver’s licenses.

The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.

Lawmakers say the legislation approved Wednesday will provide veterans with easier access to the services and benefits they deserve. They say veterans will be able to get discounts at stores and hotels more easily.

Without the designation, veterans have to carry copies of discharge papers to prove their service. Republican Rep. Nancy Jenkins of Clayton has said 27 other states already have a veterans’ designation on driver’s licenses.

Another bill that would create a special designation on state identification cards has already passed the Senate and is also headed to the governor’s desk.

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