Frankfort, KY–Rep. Dean Schamore has successfully passed House Bill 497 in the House of Representatives that will allow the Commonwealth of Kentucky to certify a business as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Many States have this certification and some States even has set asides for this group. Currently if a Kentucky Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business tries to do business with one of these States they are at a disadvantage by not having this certification. This certification will be similar to Woman and Minority Owned Businesses.
The legislation passed the House 98-0 on March 3rd and is awaiting passage in the Senate.