H. R. 2475
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 13, 2021
Ms. Malliotakis introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To allow certain veterans to use high occupancy vehicle lanes, including toll lanes.
This Act may be cited as the
HOV Lanes for Heroes Act.
Section 166(b) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:
The public authority may allow a disabled veteran to use the HOV facility if such veteran has a license plate that clearly identifies the vehicle, a registered transponder, or other method of identification the public authority considers necessary for qualification.
Definition of disabled veteran
For purposes of this paragraph, the term
disabled veteran means a veteran (as such term is defined in section 101 of title 38) who the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined has a service-connected (as such term is defined in such section) disability rated at or above a percentage determined to be qualifying by the public authority.
Notwithstanding the occupancy requirement of subsection (a)(2), 1 occupant described in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph may be permitted to use a HOV facility.
No charge for tolls
Under this paragraph, a public authority may charge no toll.
Section 166 of such title is further amended—
in subsection (b)(1) by striking
through (5) and inserting
through (6); and
in subsection (d)(1) by striking
paragraph (4) or (5) and inserting
paragraph (4), (5), or (6).