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AB-1935 Veterans: mental health.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/16/2020 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill
No. 1935

Introduced by Assembly Member Voepel

January 16, 2020

An act to add and repeal Section 716 to the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.


AB 1935, as introduced, Voepel. Veterans: mental health.
Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department, among other services, provides veterans and their dependents and survivors with assistance in processing service-related disability claims, assistance in obtaining affordable housing, and information about health ailments associated with military service.
This bill would require the department to study suicide among women veterans and submit a report summarizing their findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2022.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 716 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:

 (a) The department shall conduct a study of suicide among women veterans in California.
(b) The department shall prepare and submit to the Legislature, no later than January 1, 2022, a report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the study pursuant to subdivision (a). The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.