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Gov. Herbert signs three bills related to military personnel

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Posted at 3:49 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 17:49:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY — May is National Military Appreciation Month, and in honor of that Governor Gary Herbert signed three bills relating to the military Wednesday.

One of the bills, H.B. 98, provides death benefits for the families of Utah National Guard members who die in the line of duty.

Another bill, H.B. 135, grants free admission to state parks for disabled veterans, and the third, S.B. 35, creates a special license plate indicating where the veteran who owns the plate served.

“May is Military Personnel Appreciation Month, we ought to have that appreciation all 12 months, all 365 days of the year, but we’re going to set aside May as one to kind of, ramp up,” Herbert said during his remarks at the signing ceremony.

Herbert went on to say he has many titles, but the most humbling of them is commander-in-chief.