Act 5 of 2013
(Baker) sets standards and provides uniformity across the
commonwealth for county Directors of Veterans Affairs. Act 82 of 2013 (Vogel) expands job opportunities for military veterans with
commercial driving skills. Act 45 of 2013
(Brubaker) requires Pennsylvania to recognize a service
memberís wishes for disposition of their remains in the event they die while on
duty. Senate Bill 923 (Baker) expands the eligibility guidelines for grants from
the state Military Family Relief Assistance Program to include more service
members and their families in need. Senate Bill 1115 (Robbins) clarifies that state grants under the
Pennsylvania National Guard Educational Assistance Program will be applied after
federal assistance programs such as the GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance.
Senate Bill 81 (Greenleaf) allows volunteer doctors to provide free mental
health services to military personnel and their families.
Senate Bill 403 (Hutchinson) creates the Military Physician Incentive
Program to help the Pennsylvania National Guard recruit and retain military
Senate Bill 1090 &
Senate Bill 1102 (Baker, Scarnati) offers disabled Pennsylvania veterans
reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses.
Senate Bill 1187 (Argall) establishes a specialty license plate for veterans
who earned the Combat Infantry Badge and those who served in the Merchant
Marines after World War II.