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AB-1592 Veterans: benefits: fee waiver.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 13, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1592


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Olsen
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Cook, Donnelly, Fletcher, Hagman, Halderman, Harkey, Huffman, Jeffries, Miller, Portantino, Silva, Wieckowski)
(Coauthor(s): Senator Cannella, Dutton, Fuller, Harman, La Malfa, Runner, Strickland)

February 06, 2012


An act to add Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 935) to Chapter 5 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1592, as amended, Olsen. Veterans: benefits: fee waiver.
Existing law provides certain protections and benefits for veterans.
This bill would authorize the governing board of a county or city to grant financial assistance, relief, and support to disabled veterans, as defined, by waiving service-related fees charged by the county or city, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 935) is added to Chapter 5 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code, to read:
Article  1.5. Disabled Veterans

935.
 (a) The governing board of any city or county may grant financial assistance, relief, and support to disabled veterans by reducing or waiving building inspection or permit fees charged by the county or city city or county for the modification of a dwelling owned by a disabled veteran for the purpose of making the dwelling more accessible.
(b) The governing body shall use its general fund or other appropriate revenue source to compensate for the difference between a fee reduced or waived pursuant to this section and the fee that would otherwise be charged.
(c) For purposes of this section, “disabled veterans” has the same meaning as defined in Section 999.