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Published: 12 February 2014
Governor Signs 19 Veteran-Related Bills
Sacramento – Veterans, active duty service members, and their families received needed legislative support thanks to several bills signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
“By signing these important bills into law, the Governor once again demonstrates his unwavering commitment to our California Veterans, service members, and their families,” said Peter J. Gravett, Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet).
The package of 19 bills includes legislation allowing Veterans to receive special designation on their driver’s licenses (AB 935); provides spouses of military personnel who are licensed in another state to receive a 12-month temporary license to practice their profession in California (AB 186); directs CalVet to develop a California-specific transition assistance program for Veterans leaving the military (AB1509); provides greater oversight of private for-profit colleges and universities (AB 2099); and exempts a Veteran from any state from paying out-of-state tuition at California community colleges, California State Universities or University of California Campuses (AB13).
On Saturday, September 24, 2014, the Governor signed the following bills into law:Read more: Legislative Alert
Published: 19 October 2013
CA AB 150 Chaptered
Authorizes the State Department of Parks and Recreation to offer a veteran or current active duty or reserve military personnel of the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, a reduced fee or free day use of the California State Parks on Memorial Day and Veterans Day if certain conditions are met, including that proof is supplied.
CA AB 244 Chaptered
Published: 11 October 2013
Created on Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:18
Written by IVN
San Diego, California - Taking action to help California veterans find decent housing, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined local veterans, lawmakers and community leaders in San Diego today to sign legislation to expand housing opportunities for veterans.
“After veterans serve our country, it’s our duty to serve them,” said Governor Brown. “This new reformed housing program will make life better for veterans for years to come."
The legislation (AB 639), authored by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), will ask voters to repurpose $600 million of existing veterans’ housing bond funds to use for multifamily, transitional and supportive housing. The bond will go before the voters on the June 2014 primary ballot. The Governor signed the bill at Veterans Village of San Diego.