The Michigan House today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Daire Rendon to streamline the application process for windshield disability placards.
Michigan statute currently requires that a disability windshield placard display the first letter and the last three digits of the disabled person’s driver license number or the first letter and the last four digits of the person’s official state identification card.
Rendon’s bill allows the disability placard to display only the first letter and last three digits of the disabled person’s driver’s license number or official state personal identification card.
“Updating the application process will make it faster for the Secretary of State to approve the disability placards,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “Updating the process will be more efficient and effective.”
Disability parking placards are limited to one per person. Permanent disability placards are valid for four years and are issued to individuals whose conditions are not expected to improve. Temporary disability placards are valid from one to six months and are issued to individuals whose conditions are expected to improve.
House Bill 4574 now advances to the Senate for consideration.