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 Bill Status of HB0035  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERANS BILL OF RIGHTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Joyce Mason - Stephanie A. Kifowit, Greg Harris, Debbie Meyers-Martin and Martin J. Moylan

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Veterans Bill of Rights Act. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to make specified efforts to: (1) increase loans to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans; (2) increase veterans' access to health care coverage and services; (3) take specified steps toward preventing veteran suicide; and (4) develop and implement a strategy to end veteran homelessness within 3 years. Directs the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to review all State licenses for which military service members may have relevant training or experience, produce a report recommending steps that can be taken to increase recognition of military training and experience toward licensing, and take those steps within one year of issuing the report. Contains provisions regarding veterans at public institutions of higher education receiving college credit, registering for courses, and being called to active duty. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to annually review apprentice, training, and other vocational programs focused on providing job training and placement to returning military service members and veterans. Contains other provisions.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joyce Mason
  1/14/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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