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News

Argall Bill Heads to Governor, Creates New License Plates for PA Veterans 6/30/14 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 Governor 6/18/14
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

Legislation

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.

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 physicians.

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 pharmacy benefit.

Senate Bill 1405 (Baker) makes it a summary offense to falsely claim to be a veteran on a Pennsylvania driverís license application.

More News

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 11/18/13
Vogel bill expanding job opportunities for veterans goes to Governor 10/23/13
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 6/28/13
House Approves Brubakerís ĎDisposition of Remainsí Bill 6/25/13
Statement by Senator Lisa Baker on Veteransí Homes Week 6/10/13
Senate Approves Brubakerís Bill Addressing Servicemenís Disposition of Remains 6/4/13
Veterans Committee Advances Brubaker's Bill Honoring Wishes of Fallen Soldiers 5/14/13
Senate approves Vogel bill expanding job opportunities for veterans 5/13/13
Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans Clears Committee 5/7/13
Baker Introduces PA Adjutant General During National Guard Day at Capitol 4/17/13
Senate Approves Standardized Training for County Veterans Affairs Directors 2/14/13

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