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SB-348 Veterans’ homes: closure.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 1053 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:

1053.
 (a) If the department recommends or proposes the closure of a veterans’ home, before the closure recommendation or proposal is acted upon, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall convene a taskforce that includes representatives from the department, elected officials from the community where the home is located, residents of the home, staff employed at the home, and local veterans groups. The taskforce’s review shall consist of, at a minimum, all of the following:
(1) A cost-benefit analysis specific to the home.
(2) A community impact analysis specific to the community where the home is located.
(3) A review of community input about the recommended or proposed home closure, including efforts undertaken by the department to encourage participation in community meetings and summaries of comments and feedback received at those meetings.
(b) At the conclusion of its review, the taskforce shall submit recommendations to the Legislature regarding the proposed closure of the veterans’ home.