Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law this week a bill that will rename the DuBoistown Bridge after a local combat veteran killed in the line of duty.
Another bill that has become law with the governor's signature allows for a military veteran's status to be included on a driver's license or identification card.
A ceremony is to be held next month to officially rename the bridge after
Lance Cpl. Abram Howard, 21, a city resident who died from injuries suffered in an ambush while on patrol in Afghanistan in July 2010.
The legislation was part of an omnibus bill renaming a number of other bridges and roads in the state.
It first was introduced in the House by state Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport, and supported by other House members, including state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy.
The bill later was sent to the Senate and most recently came back to the House as an amendment by state Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township.
Up until now, the state Department of Transportation did not affix a special designation to driver's licenses or identification cards indicating veteran status.
To qualify under the new law, a person must have served in the U.S. military and received an honorable discharge.
No additional fee will be assessed for the veteran designation.
However, additional fees will be assessed for duplicate or license renewals.
Yaw, Mirabito and Everett all voted in favor of the bill.
The law goes into effect in two months.