CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Today, the State Senate Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure advanced Senate Bill 211, a bill that would allow individuals with a window placard for handicapped parking to be valid for the lifetime of the applicant.
Under current state law, the window placards are valid for only five years. If SB 211 passes, one would no longer have to apply for a new placard and it would be valid for the entire lifetime of the applicant.
This bill was requested by the West Virginia Department of Transportation for better convenience for applicants and cost-effectiveness for the state.
A representative from the DMV was in attendance and took questions from members of the committee. According to the DMV, current placards will remain valid for an individual’s lifetime upon passage of the bill but individuals may request a new one if they would like.
The bill was advanced on a voice vote with the recommendation that it be reported to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass.