Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rep. Jason Grill’s Legislation to Streamline Driver’s License Renewal Moves Forward

Jefferson City – Rep. Jason Grill’s legislation to make it easier for deployed Missourians to renew a driver’s license was given unanimous approval by the House Special Committee on Veterans this week. Rep. Grill, D-Parkville, sponsored the legislation with strong bipartisan support including that of House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, who signed on as a co-sponsor.

The legislation states that an application for a driver’s license or renewal would be sufficient when signed by person who holds a general power of attorney executed by the currently deployed member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

“The support I have received for this legislation has been overwhelming and I am glad to see it is moving through our legislative process so quickly,” said Rep. Grill. “I know this is the right thing to do to help the brave men and women who are serving our country overseas. I look forward to this bill making it to the House floor and eventually being signed into law.”
The House Special Committee on Veterans approved House Bill 933 by a vote of 8-0. HB 933 was also reviewed by the House Committee on Rules, which gave its unanimous support by a vote of 8-0. The legislation is currently on the House perfection calendar where it will will sit for 5 days before it can be put on the House Third Reading calendar for discussion and a vote.

Rep. Grill represents southern Platte County (District 32) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2006. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Grill is currently an attorney as well as a professor at Park University.