2018 Crossover Accomplishments

Supporting Our Veterans

The men and women who protect our nation have earned more than our gratitude and respect. They deserve to receive credit for their work done in the military and not be unduly deterred from working because they are required to move often. Our policies recognize the outstanding contributions these individuals make to our economy and communities.

HB 2 Bell, Richard P | Teacher licensure; reciprocity, spouses of Armed Forces members.

Allows the spouse of a military member with a valid outof-state teaching license to teach in Virginia without reapplying for a license.

HB533 Freitas | Professions and occupations; qualifications for licensure; acceptance of substantially equivalent military training, education, and experience.

Requires the Board of Medicine and the Board of Dentistry to accept the military training, education, or experience of a service member honorably discharged from active military service so long as the training is substantially equivalent to any laws and regulations of the respective boards

HB 737 McGuire | Motor Vehicles, Department of, documents; veteran endorsement.

Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses, permits, and identification cards displaying an indicator signifying that the holder is a veteran.

HB 915 Stolle | Military medical personnel program; supervision of personnel by chief medical officer. Allows military medical personnel to use the skills learned during their time in service for their civil jobs.

HB 71 Miyares | Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouse of disabled veteran. Provides for a constitutional amendment allowing the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran to receive property tax exemption for their permanent residence.