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1/27/18 Update

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2017-18 Bills

 

Active Bills Since Last Report

 

 

 H.R.63 —Helping to Encourage Real Opportunity for Veterans Transitioning from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2017 or the HERO Transition from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers a business-related tax credit for $1,000 times the number of veterans (not more than 25 in a taxable year) who begin work resulting from the efforts of a military relations manager. Latest Action: House - 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

 

 H.R.2987/S.1403 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017.  To establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in national service positions to conserve, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States.  Latest Action: House - 01/17/2018 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent; Senate - 07/19/2017 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. 

 

H.R.3122 Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017. This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to include on its Internet website a warning to veterans relating to dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices targeting individuals who are eligible for increased pension on the basis of need for regular aid and attendance. Latest Action: Senate - 11/07/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.4457 Veterans Empowerment.To establish the Veterans Accountable Care Organization and to provide veterans access to private health insurance plans.  Latest ActionHouse - 12/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

 

 H.R.4635 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans.  Latest Action: House - 12/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R. 4783/S.2239 Veterans Deserve Better. To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the scheduling of appointments, the accountability of third party administrators, and payment to providers under such Act, and for other purposes. Latest Action: House - 01/11/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs;  Senate - 12/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

 

 

No Activity Since Last  Report

 

 

H.R.27 —Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act.  Latest Action: Passed House without amendment (01/03/2017); 01/04/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.28 —Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017 Latest Action: Passed House without amendment (01/03/2017); 01/04/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.32 — ROSIE Act Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

H.R.42 —Authorizes the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.43 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the use of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to pursue independent study programs at certain educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning. Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

 

H.R.63 —Helping to Encourage Real Opportunity for Veterans Transitioning from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2017 or the HERO Transition from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers a business-related tax credit for $1,000 times the number of veterans (not more than 25 in a taxable year) who begin work resulting from the efforts of a military relations manager  Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

 

H.R.85 — To make 1 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

 

H.R.86 —To make 2 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018 Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. 

 

H.R.87 —To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

 

H.R.91 — Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act  This bill makes permanent the requirement for the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out, through the Readjustment Counseling Service of the Veterans Health Administration, a program to provide reintegration and readjustment services in group retreat settings to women veterans who are recently separated from service after a prolonged deployment.Latest Action: 06/28/2017 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 134.

 

H.R.93 —This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that gender specific services are continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic.Latest Action: House - 09/26/2017 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

 

H.R.94 —Build a Better VA Act. Prohibits funds from being appropriated for any fiscal year for a major medical facility lease unless the House and Senate Veterans Committees adopt resolutions approving the lease. Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.95 —Veterans' Access to Child Care Act. This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide child care assistance to an eligible veteran for any period that the veteran: (1) receives covered health care services at a VA facility, and (2) is required to travel to and return from such facility for the receipt of such services.Latest Action: 07/31/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  

 

H.R.101 —Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act This bill requires the Comptroller General, for each of FY2018-FY2020, to: (1) review the budget requests for the Department of Veterans Affairs' Medical Services, Medical Support and Compliance, and Medical Facilities accounts contained in the President's budget request for that fiscal year; and (2) report review results to the congressional veterans, appropriations, and budget committees.  Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.102 —Expanding Care for Veterans Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a plan to expand the scope of VA's research and education on, and delivery and integration of, complementary and alternative medicine services Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.103 —Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act  This bill amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 to require a program under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides chiropractic care and services to veterans through Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and clinics to be carried out at: (1) no fewer than 75 medical centers by December 31, 2017, and (2) all medical centers by December 31, 2019.  Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.104 —Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2017 This bill makes the following Department of Veterans Affairs programs and services permanent: (1) homeless veterans reintegration programs, (2) referral and counseling services for veterans at risk of homelessness who are transitioning from certain institutions (including penal institutions), (3) financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing, (4) a grant program for homeless veterans with special needs, (5) treatment and rehabilitation for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans, (6) housing assistance for homeless veterans, and (7) the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.  Latest Action: : 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.105 —Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act of 2017  This bill states that, in any case not involving negligent failure by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to investigate or monitor a fiduciary that results in fiduciary misuse of benefits, but in which any fiduciary misuses all or part of an individual's benefit paid to the fiduciary, the VA shall pay to the beneficiary or the beneficiary's successor fiduciary an amount equal to the amount of the misused benefit  Latest Action:04/27/2017 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .

 

H.R.106 —Help Hire Our Heroes Act Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

 

H.R.107 —Homeless Veterans with Children Reintegration Act. This bill directs the Department of Labor to give homeless veterans with dependent children service priority under homeless veterans reintegration programs  Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.127 —Transportation for Heroes Act of 2017 This bill revises urbanized area formula grant recipient requirements to require a recipient to certify that it will ensure that a fare of no more than 50% of the peak hour fare will be charged to a U.S. veteran during non-peak hours for transportation using or involving a facility or equipment of a project financed by the grant.  Latest Action: 01/04/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

 

H.R.191 —Hire A Hero Act of 2017. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow small businesses a work opportunity tax credit for hiring a member of the Ready Reserve or the National Guard, and (2) make such credit with respect to the hiring of qualified veterans and members of the Ready Reserve and National Guard permanent. Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

 

H.R.245 —Veterans' Education Equity Act.  Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

 

H.R.252 — Comprehensive Homes for Heroes Act of 2017. This bill requires (HUD) to provide assistance to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives to expand the supply of supportive housing for very low-income veterans' families (families with incomes not exceeding 50% of the area median income). Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

 

H.R.282 —Military Residency Choice Act. This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to permit the spouse of a servicemember to elect to use the same residence as the servicemember for purposes of taxation and voting, regardless of the date on which the marriage of the spouse and the servicemember occurred.  Latest Action: 07/25/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.293 —Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Program Extension Act This bill amends the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 to reauthorize through FY2018 a grant program to provide innovative transportation options to veterans in highly rural areas.  Latest Action: 01/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.299 —Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agents while in Vietnam  Latest Action: 04/05/2017 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

 

H.R.303 —Retired Pay Restoration Act.   This bill: (1) allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (currently, only for a disability rated at 50% or more), and (2) repeals provisions phasing in the full concurrent receipt of such pay through December 31, 2013.Latest Action: 02/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

 

H.R.307 —Lead by Example Act of 2017 This bill provides that, beginning January 3, 2019, the only health care plan the federal government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff shall be health care provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.328 —To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy. Latest Action: 01/05/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

H.R.333 —To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans' disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 02/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel

 

H.R.334 —To direct the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange, and for other purposes. Latest Action:02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

 

H.R.369 —To eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 36.

 

H.R.388 —Veterans Health Equity Act of 2017.  To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State. Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.411 — Veteran Suicide Prevention Act. To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a review of the deaths of certain veterans who died by suicide, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.418 — Early Intervention for Veterans and their Families Act. To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to improve access to supportive services and community coordination for families of disabled veterans. Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health..

 

H.R.457 —VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2017. To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

 

H.R.467 -  VA Scheduling Accountability Act.  Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/25/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.476 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans. Latest Action:02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.500 — Tax Relief for our Nation's Heroes Act or the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act.  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased or disabled veterans. Latest Action: 01/12/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

 

H.R.501 —VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017. To require increased reporting regarding certain surgeries scheduled at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Latest Action; 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.506 —Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017. To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime,.

 

H.R.512 — WINGMAN Act. To title 38, United States Code, to permit veterans to grant access to their records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration to certain designated congressional employees, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 02/14/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.814 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

 

H.R.918 Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act. This bill directs the VA to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces: (1) an initial mental health assessment; and (2) the mental health care services required to treat the member's urgent mental health care needs, including risk of suicide or harming others.  Latest Action: Senate - 11/08/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.927 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 03/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health

 

H.R.1066 VA Management Alignment Act of 2017. This bill requires the VA to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report (including recommendations for appropriate legislation) regarding the roles, responsibility, and accountability of elements and individuals of the VA. Latest Action: Senate - 11/07/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

 

H.R.1212 — BRAVE Act of 2017. To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase certain veteran funeral benefits, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 03/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

 

H.R.1259 —VA Accountability First Act of 2017.  Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Passed the House;03/21/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.1367 —To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 03/21/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 

H.R.1390 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans' cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization. Latest Action:04/27/2017 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote . (

 

H.R.1618 —S.O.S. Veterans Caregivers Act. This bill includes a veteran who has a serious illness or injury (currently, a serious injury) incurred or aggravated in the line of active duty on or after September 11, 2001, as an "eligible veteran" for purposes of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of eligible veterans    Latest Action: 03/27/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.1681 —Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2017. To improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 04/05/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

 

H.R.1690 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 07/25/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.1712 —To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to improve the monitoring of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.1725 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/24/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.1972  VA Billing Accountability Act. This bill authorizes the VA to waive the requirement that a veteran make copayments for medications, hospital care, nursing home care, and medical services if:   Latest Action: House - 09/26/2017 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

 

H.R.1998 —To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives and certain Members of Congress before the expiration or termination of a HUD-VASH contract, and for other purposes Latest Action: 04/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

 

H.R.2068 Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act of 2017.  Latest Action: 04/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

 

H.R.2251 To amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services.  Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.2311 Express Appeals Act. To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation. Latest Action: 05/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

 

H.R.2322 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to educate certain staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to inform veterans about the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.2327 direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible organizations to provide service dogs to veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes. Latest Action: House - 09/26/2017 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

 

H.R.2419 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the process by which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs pays non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers for hospital care or medical services furnished to veterans pursuant to the laws administered by the Secretary. Latest Action: 05/11/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 

H.R.2785 —Veterans Emergency Room Relief Act of 2017. To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay the reasonable costs of urgent care provided to certain veterans, to establish cost-sharing amounts for veterans receiving care at an emergency room of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 06/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.2827 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Latest Action: 06/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.2835 —To amend the Small Business Act to waive the guarantee fee for loans of not more than $150,000 provided to veterans and spouses of veterans under the Export Working Capital, International Trade, and Export Express programs. Latest Action: 06/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

 

H.R.2891 To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida for benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs Latest Action: 06/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

 

H.R.3557  To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of health care professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program. Latest Action: 07/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 

H.R.3562 To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.  Latest Action: 11/6/17 Passed the House; Senate - 11/07/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.3640 To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Office of the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs the position of Chief Information Officer of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 08/01/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.3642 —To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve the access to private health care for veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma. Latest Action: 08/04/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.3656 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable. Latest Action: 11/06/17 Passed the House; Senate - 11/07/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.3657 --To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries. Latest Action: 11/06/17 Passed the House; Senate - 11/07/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.3680 —To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing. Latest Action: House - 09/05/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.3705 Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017. This bill directs the VA to collaborate with veterans service organizations to write a standard letter to be provided to individuals who owe debts to the VA. Such letter shall be written in plain language and shall include a notice of the debt and a clear explanation of: (1) why the individual owes such money, and (2) available options.  Latest Action: 11/8/17 Passed the House;  Senate - 11/09/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.R.4243 To establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, to improve construction and management leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend and appropriate funds for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.  Latest Action: House - 11/08/2017 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 13 - 10.

 

 

 

H.Con.Res.70 Recognizing and commending the leadership, patriotism, and contributions of veterans service organizations and volunteers involved for their commitment and sacrifice to ensure veterans are laid to rest with the honor and ceremony they earned through selfless service to the people of the United States in the Armed Forces Latest Action: 07/20/2017 Introduced & Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

H.J.Res.61 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.Latest Action: 02/08/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

 

H.Res.46 —Recognizing the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from (PTSD). Latest Action: 02/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

 

H.Res.480  Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 114) to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs  Latest Action: 07/28/2017 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

 

S.12 —Increasing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability to Veterans Act of 2017 Latest Action: 05/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.23 —Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017 Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.24 —This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to extend hospital and medical services under the Veterans Choice Program to veterans who are age 75 years or older.Latest Action: 01/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.57 —A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revoke bonuses paid to employees involved in electronic wait list manipulations, and for other purposes Latest Action: 01/05/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.66 —A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

 

S.75 — Arla Harrell Act. A bill to provide for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 06/15/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.86 —Veterans Choice Continuation Act. A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program. Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 

S.112 —Creating a Reliable Environment for Veterans' Dependents Act. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.113 —Maximizing Efficiency and Improving Access to Providers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to increase the use of medical scribes to maximize the efficiency of physicians at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 01/12/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.114 —Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 08/12/2017 Signed by President.

 

S.115 —Veterans Transplant Coverage Act.  A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, and for other purposes. Latest Action:07/11/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.116 —A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit veterans who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total to travel on military aircraft in the same manner and to the same extent as retired members of the Armed Forces entitled to such travel. Latest Action: 01/12/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

 

S.121 —Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act.  A bill to establish the veterans' business outreach center program, to improve the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 01/12/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

 

S.150 —Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017.  A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.152 —VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2017.  A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.165 —Caregiver Program Information Dissemination Act of 2017.  A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to require an element in pre-separation counseling for members of the Armed Forces on assistance and support services for caregivers of certain veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

 

S.544 —A bill to amend Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 04/19/2017 Became Public Law No: 115-26.

 

S.681 —Deborah Sampson Act. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.700 —Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2017. A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 03/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.706 —Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.  Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.882 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 06/15/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.899 --A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

 

S.903 A bill to amend the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 to extend and expand the pilot program on the use of community-based organizations and local and State government entities to ensure that veterans receive care and benefits for which they are eligible and for other purposes. Latest Action: 04/07/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.992 A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of certain veterans by suicide, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.1014 A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible organizations to provide service dogs to veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 05/03/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.1319 —A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a continuing medical education program for non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who treat veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 06/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

S.1703 A bill to amend section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow certain alien veterans to be paroled into the United States to receive health care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Latest Action: 08/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.1704 A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a veterans visa program to permit veterans who have been removed from the United States to return as immigrants, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 08/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.1836 —To provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes. Latest Action: 09/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

 

 

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NEW JERSEY

 

 

2018-2019 Bills

 

Reminder…..Recent Free Metered Parking MVC Statute for Disabled and Purple Heart Recipients with proper license plate or Placard is for Metered Parking ONLY.

 

Remember: Sign up for the $3000 deduction for your 2017 NJ Income Taxes.

The link below is for the "Income Tax Exemption for Veterans" which is new for 2017.  Veterans will receive a $3,000 exemption on their state income tax.  This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions you are entitled to claim.  The information contained, is self-explanatory.  Read carefully!  

 

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/newexemptionveterans.shtml

 

 

Active Bills Since Last Report

 

With the November Legislative election NJ has begun a new 2018-2019 legislative session.  Bills from the 2017-2018 Legislative Session that were not signed into law are now retired and new bills, possibly for the same subject, for the 2018-2019 session must now be introduced.

 

 

A120 Requires MVC to issue motor vehicle placard to certain Veterans and waives meter fees. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A133 Establishes special license plates for honorably discharged Veterans. . Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A195 Establishes publicly accessible Internet registry of offenders who cause bodily harm, or property theft or damage, against disabled persons, senior citizens, or Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 

A353 Provides gross income tax credit to certain totally and permanently disabled Veterans for rent constituting property taxes. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A372 Waives certain commercial driver license fees for Veterans and spouses of Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A373 Waives certain professional and occupational licensing fees for Veterans and spouses of Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A435 Increases personal needs allowance to $50 for recipients of Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income who are Veterans or spouses of  and provides for annual cost-of-living increase in allowance. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A521/S1443 Exempts Disabled Veterans from certain fees at State parks and forests.Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A632 Allows shore municipalities to provide spouse and dependent children of Veterans free or reduced cost access to beaches. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A689 Allows gross income tax filers to designate contributions to Vet Group, Inc. for services for Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A691/S1372 Provides certain veteran benefits to Veterans of the global war on terror conflicts and those of certain military engagements served during certain periods. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A696 Permits certain portion of municipal development trust funds to be spent on housing affordability assistance to Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A697/S898 Makes annual compensation paid to surviving spouses of certain blind or disabled Veterans payable from date of veteran's death.Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee; S898, 1/16/2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee

 

A699 Increases penalties for identity theft when victim is a senior citizen or Veteran. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

A714/S900 Continues tax exempt status of certain real property owned by disabled Veterans during reconstruction of homes destroyed by flood, storm, or other act of God. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee; S900, 1/16/2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

 

A715 Exempts Disabled Veterans from beach buggy permit fees. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A742Authorizes Veterans to deduct two years military service from age requirement for police officer under certain circumstances.Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A783 Establishes grant program for homeless Veterans shelters. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A785 Provides tuition benefits at public institutions of higher education for dependents of certain Veterans.Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A787/S1289 Requires four-year public institutions of higher education to have one veteran coordinator for every 200 veteran students; requires veteran coordinator to work with DMVA to ensure Veterans have access to all available services. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A790 "Combat to College Act"; grants priority course registration to military service members and Veterans attending public institutions of higher education. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A791 Requires public institutions of higher education to grant academic credit to certain Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A793 Excludes Veteran disability compensation from income qualification limits under homestead property tax reimbursement program. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A829 Authorizes Veterans property tax exemption for totally disabled Veterans who did not serve in theater of war. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A831 Extends eligibility for $250 property tax deduction to Cold War Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A834 Provides free admission to State parks, forests, and beaches for certain Veterans and military personnel. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A884 Requires in public schools instruction on the contributions of United States veterans and the observance of patriotic exercises on certain holidays.  Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A979 Provides Veteran benefits to Veterans of the global war on terror conflicts and those of certain military engagements served during certain periods. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee

 

A988 Requires condominium and homeowners' associations to provide information to federal home loan insurance providers at no cost to potential buyers. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

 

A1001 Allows Veteran to establish Veterans' preference retroactively for civil service employment list. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1067 Requires hiring preference for Veterans in non-civil service jurisdictions. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1070/S1474 Authorizes special Support Our Veterans license plate with proceeds supporting New Jersey homeless veteran's centers. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1102 Establishes Veterans Assistance Grant Program for nonprofit organizations to provide certain services to Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1249 Expands acceptable military separation forms for county Veteran identification card; allows issuance to National Guard Veterans of other states.*  Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1254 Grants certain leaves of absence for Vietnam Veterans of America conventions. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1258 Establishes pilot program in DOE to recruit, select, and train Veterans for school security positions in school districts. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1276 Requires DHS to take appropriate action to exempt Veterans from benefits time limit applicable to able-bodied adults without dependents under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee.

 

A1277 Requires hospitals and homeless shelters to provide information on services and resources to individuals who are homeless or military Veterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee

 

A1448 Requires school districts to observe Veterans Day as school holiday. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1844 Provides Veterans with up to 60 credits tuition-free at county college serving county of residence. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

 

A1924 Exempts honorably discharged United States Military Veterans from initial insurance producer licensing fee. . Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1932 Exempts Veterans from non-driver identification card fees. . Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A1961 Establishes Veterans diversion program for Veterans who commit any crime or offense. . Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

A2007 Authorizes proportional property tax exemption for honorably discharged Veterans having a service-connected permanent disability. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A2111 Authorizes COAH to credit municipalities with 1.5 units of fair share affordable housing obligation for each unit of transitional housing occupied by a Veteran. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

 

A2165 Grants credit against business income taxes to developer of rental housing reserved for occupancy by Veterans. Latest Action: None Provided

 

A2172 Provides for increase and annual adjustment in allowance paid to war Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities. . Latest Action: None Provided

 

A2173 Provides credits under corporation business tax and gross income tax for qualified wages of certain disabled Veterans. Latest Action: None Provided

 

A2175 Makes persons with New Jersey National Guard service and NGB 22 form eligible for certain Veterans benefits. Latest Action: None Provided.

 

A2772 Makes total property tax exemption for 100% disabled Veterans retroactive to effective date of determination of total disability; requires State to reimburse municipalities for reimbursement of property taxes paid to Veteran. Latest Action: None Provided

 

A3740 Requires DMVA provide central website registry of unclaimed Veteran cremains for Veteran organization locating services; Requires funeral director report possession of unclaimed Veteran cremains. Latest Action: None Provided

 

A4066/S2775 Establishes annual grant program to recognize public institutions of higher education that offer comprehensive array of Veteran programs and services. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

A4930/S3319 Establishes Disabled Veteran tenant gross income tax credit.. Latest Action: None Provided.

 

ACR36/SCR64 Proposes constitutional amendment to permit Legislature to extend eligibility to receive Veterans' property tax deduction to surviving spouse of nonresident Veteran in certain circumstances. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

ACR40Proposes constitutional amendment to grant total property tax exemption to honorably discharged permanently and totally disabled peacetimeVeterans. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

ACR56 Proposes constitutional amendment authorizing Legislature to extend civil service hiring preference to Veterans who did not serve in time of war.Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

ACR57 Proposes constitutional amendment to extend Veterans' property tax deduction and Veterans' property tax exemption to Veterans who did not serve in time of war or other emergency. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee

 

ACR61 Proposes constitutional amendment permitting certain Veterans and their surviving spouses to receive enhanced homestead rebate amounts similar to the homestead rebate amounts allowed for senior and disabled residents. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

ACR96 Proposes constitutional amendment to extend property tax deduction or exemption to qualified Veterans who lease land in unincorporated communities. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

 

AJR21 Designates May of each year as "Civil War Veterans Recognition Month," in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

AR17 Urges New Jersey Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Task Force to support adoption of Veterans Treatment Courts. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

AR67 Urges Congress to require VA hospitals to provide all routine screenings for women Veterans on-site at each hospital. Latest Action: None Provided.

 

S200 Authorizes women Veteran license plates. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee

 

S317 Increases penalties for identity theft when victim is a senior citizen or Veteran. Latest Action: 1/9/2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S1088Authorizes COAH to credit municipalities with 1.5 units of fair share affordable housing obligation for each unit of transitional housing occupied by a Veteran. Latest Action 1/25/2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

S1372 Permits certain applicants to submit personal statement of Veteran status, in lieu of determination of Veteran status, prior to issuance of civil service eligible list; requires submission of determination of status prior to employment.

Provides certain Veteran benefits to Veterans of the global war on terror conflicts and those of certain military engagements served during certain periods. Latest Action: None Provided.

 

S1406 Makes total property tax exemption for 100% disabled Veterans retroactive to effective date of determination of total disability; requires State to reimburse municipalities for reimbursement of property taxes paid to Veteran.Latest Action: None Provided.

 

S1407 Permits Veteran's property tax deduction for tax year when Veteran was previously qualified to receive deduction and became owner of real property after October 1 of pretax year. Latest Action: None Provided.

 

S1480 Establishes annual grant program to recognize public institutions of higher education that offer comprehensive array of Veteran programs and services. Latest Action: None Provided.

 

 

 

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