Rep. VanderWall votes to modernize disability windshield placard

Categories: VanderWall News

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation supported by state Rep. Curt VanderWall updating the application process for a windshield disability placard.

Michigan statute currently requires that a disability windshield placard display the first letter and the last three digits of a person’s driver’s license number, or the first letter and the last four digits of the driver’s official state personal identification card.

The bill creates one standard for what is displayed on a disability placard by listing the first letter and last three digits of either the disabled person’s driver’s license number or official state personal identification card.

 “A permanent placard can be obtained at any Secretary of State branch office,” said VanderWall, of Ludington. “Updating this application process will make it easier for the Secretary of State and individuals seeking a placard as it is confusing to require different standards depending on the type of identification used.”

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.

A person may have both a disability license plate and a placard.

House Bill 4574 now advances to the Senate for consideration.

###