Supporting Military Veterans
Assisting the more than one million military veterans who served their Commonwealth and country.
Senator Lisa Baker inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and
Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame 7/18/14
Argall Bill Heads to Governor, Creates New License Plates for PA Veterans
Senate approves Robbins bill to maximize state tuition assistance 6/18/14
Hutchinsonís military health officer incentive bill goes to Governor 6/18/14
Bills for Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses for Disabled Vets Sent to the
Baker Bill to Help More Military Families Heading to Governorís Desk 6/11/14
Baker Bill Ensures Active-Duty Military Pay Would Remain Exempt From Local
Income Tax 6/9/14
Senate Approves Vance Bill Extending Prescription Drug Discounts to Veterans in
Personal Care Homes, Assisted Living Residences 5/6/14
Senate Approves Local Veteranís Proposal for New License Plate 3/12/14
Alloway Proposal to Honor Merchant Marines Clears Senate 3/12/14
Baker Announces New Veterans Designation on PA Driverís Licenses 3/4/14
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
Act 66 of 2014 (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.
Act 82 of 2014 (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.
Act 78 of 2014 (Hutchinson) creates the Military Physician Incentive Program
to help the Pennsylvania National Guard recruit and retain military resident
Act 80 of 2014 &
Act 81 of 2014 (Baker, Scarnati) offers disabled Pennsylvania veterans
reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses.
Act 109 of 2014 (Argall) establishes several specialty license plates for
veterans who earned the Combat Infantry Badge, served in the Merchant Marines
after World War II, or received a Combat Action Ribbon, Combat Action Badge,
Combat Action Medal or Combat Medical Badge.
Senate Bill 81 (Greenleaf) allows volunteer doctors to provide free mental
health services to military personnel and their families.
Senate Bill 803 (Baker) reinstates the local tax exemption for
Pennsylvanians serving in the active-duty military.
Senate Bill 1224 (Vance) allows pharmacists associated with assisted living
residence and personal care homes to repackage medications received from the
Veteransí Administration into single doses so veterans could utilize their full
Senate Bill 1405 (Baker) makes it a summary offense to falsely claim to be a
veteran on a Pennsylvania driverís license application.
Senate Approves Baker Bill to Help More Military Families 12/3/13
Senate Approves Robbins Bill to Maximize State Tuition Assistance 11/18/13
Senate Passes Senator Hutchinsonís Military Physician Incentive Legislation
Vogel bill expanding job opportunities for veterans goes to Governor
Senate Passes Greenleafís Bill Expanding Mental Health Service for Military
Personnel through Volunteer Doctors 10/23/13
State Senate Approves Bills to Provide Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses to
Disabled Vets 10/22/13
Baker and Hutchinson Introduce Legislation to Help More Disabled Veterans Hunt
and Fish 9/13/13
Veterans Encouraged to Volunteer for SERVPA 8/29/1
Legislation Aims to Ease Veteransí Path from Combat to College 8/2/13
Brubakerís Disposition of Remains Bill Signed Into Law 7/2/13
Brubakerís Disposition of Remains Legislation Awaits Governorís Signature
House Approves Brubakerís ĎDisposition of Remainsí Bill
Statement by Senator Lisa Baker on Veteransí Homes Week
Senate Approves Brubakerís Bill Addressing Servicemenís Disposition of
Veterans Committee Advances Brubaker's Bill Honoring Wishes of Fallen
Senate approves Vogel bill expanding job opportunities for veterans
Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans Clears Committee
Baker Introduces PA Adjutant General During National Guard Day at Capitol
Senate Approves Standardized Training for County Veterans Affairs Directors