Californians vote for veteran discounts today

Today is election day in the United States, where Americans will select their president, as well as a multitude of governors, members of congress, senators, as well as local politicians.

But it’s not just people who are being voted for today; there are also propositions being considered by the American electorate. And one proposition is just in time for Veteran’s Day, which falls this coming Sunday (Nov. 11).

In California, Proposition 33 is being considered today. As reported in the Novato Patch news site, Proposition 33, officially called the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act, aims to, among other provisions, extend insurance discounts to military veterans whose plans have lapsed.

Ordinarily, insurance rates become discounted to drivers who keep their plans long-term, but for veterans and those who have gone overseas, they may have a gap in their insurance as they are out of the country.

Milo Pearson with the California Department of Insurance told the news source that Proposition 33 will be of major benefit to veterans across the state.

“If you want to know the benefits of Proposition 33 in the future, all you have to do is look to the past. and present, it’s the law in 48 other states,” he said.