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Assisting the more than one million military veterans who served their Commonwealth and country.

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

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.
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 resident physicians.
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.

More News

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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