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AB-2047 Veterans, services.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2047


Introduced by Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas

February 20, 2014


An act relating to veterans.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2047, as introduced, Ridley-Thomas. Veterans, services.
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers various state programs, including education, medical, housing, and employment programs, designed to assist California veterans.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would assist California veterans with their needs and improve their lives in this state.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares that California is home to almost two million veterans, more than any other state in the nation. With the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a significant number of California veterans will return to our communities. Many will be in need of housing assistance and employment, mental health, drug treatment, and physical rehabilitation.

SEC. 2.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would assist California veterans with their needs and improve their lives in this state.