Iowa veterans complain about wait for new licenses
Some Iowa veterans who want to showcase their military service on their driver's licenses are disappointed they have to wait until their current license expires.
KWWL reports a new law took effect last week allowing Iowans to have a veteran designation on their licenses to help them get discounts.
Rex Eyestone of Waterloo says he wanted to get a new license immediately because he's proud of his service in Vietnam.
But state officials say Eyestone and others will have to wait until their license is due for renewal.
Mark Lowe, director of the Motor Vehicle Division, says the problem is that the state loses almost $8 every time it issues a duplicate license.
Lowe says officials are looking at whether the fees can be changed to allow more duplicates.
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