Guenst bill honoring veteran servicewomen passes PA House

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – In a landmark moment of recognition for the contributions of women in the military, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday passed a Woman Veteran License Plate bill.

With overwhelming support from lawmakers, the historic legislation, introduced by state Rep. Nancy Guenst, a veteran of the United States Army, now advances to the state Senate for further consideration.

“The Woman Veteran License Plate represents a small yet powerful gesture of gratitude and recognition for the nearly 66,000 women veterans in Pennsylvania,” said Guenst, D-Montgomery. “With this special license plate, these courageous women will have the opportunity to proudly display their service on their passenger vehicles or motorcycles, showcasing their dedication and commitment to our country.”

The Woman Veteran License Plate Bill, designed to pay tribute to the exceptional service and sacrifices of women in the military, authorizes a special vehicle registration plate that designates the owner as a woman veteran.

The special plate would be available to both motorcycle and passenger vehicle owners and would cost an additional $26 above the standard registration fee. Of this fee, $15 would go directly to the Veterans Trust Fund, which supports critical services for veterans in need.

Guenst said she is honored to lead this important initiative, which not only pays homage to the women who have bravely served our nation but also serves as an enduring symbol of empowerment for future generations of women in uniform.