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Bill Making It Easier For Disabled Vets To Renew Parking Permits Heads To Senate

Susan Plank
MGN Online

A bill making it easier for disabled veterans to renew or replace disabled parking permits is now heading to the Senate floor. Its sponsor is Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa).

“After the initial certification for a disabled parking permit, which meets the statutory standards, this bill would require qualified veterans to submit form 27-333 in lieu of a certificate of disability for subsequent renewals or a replacement of the permit,” said Joyner.

Currently, when a disabled vet applies for a permit, all applicants must provide a certificate of disability. The measure repeals that language for renewals and replacements.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs helped draft the bill. Meanwhile, its House companion is starting to move through the process, already passing its first committee.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.