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AB-897 Military identification.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 897


Introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 399.3 to the Military and Veterans Code, relating to military identification.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 897, as introduced, Travis Allen. Military identification.
Existing law establishes in state government the Military Department, which includes the office of the Adjutant General, the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, the California Cadet Corps, and the Naval Militia. Existing law provides various protections and benefits to veterans.
This bill would require the Military Department to provide members of the state Military Reserve who honorably serve 10 years or more with a retired identification card that is suitable to assist access to state and local benefits that the retired member may be entitled to, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 399.3 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:

399.3.
 (a) The Military Department shall provide a member of the state Military Reserve who honorably serves 10 years or more with a retired identification card that is suitable to assist access to state and local benefits that the retired member may be entitled to.
(b) The card issued pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be designed in accordance with paragraph (11) of subdivision (d) of Section 202 of the Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-13).