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AB-258 State agencies: veterans.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 258
CHAPTER 227

An act to add Section 11019.11 to the Government Code, relating to state agencies.

[ Approved by Governor  September 06, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  September 06, 2013. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 258, Chávez. State agencies: veterans.
Existing law provides for the governance and regulation of state agencies, as defined. Existing law provides certain benefits and protections for members of the Armed Forces of the United States.
This bill would require, on or after July 1, 2014, every state agency that requests on any written form or written publication, or through its Internet Web site, whether a person is a veteran, to request that information in a specified manner.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11019.11 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11019.11.
 (a) Every state agency that requests on any written form or written publication, or through its Internet Web site, whether a person is a veteran, shall request that information only in the following format: “Have you ever served in the United States military?”
(b) This section shall apply only to a written form or written publication that is newly printed on or after July 1, 2014.