At the State level, we focus on state legislation that protects the benefits already gained on behalf of veterans. We champion new issues on behalf of veterans that will enhance their quality of life that may have been impacted as a result of their service to our Nation. All politics are local. Our grassroots advocacy efforts on veterans' issues begins with us. During the VFW calendar year, we will solicit issues from Post members that will be consolidated and voted on for prioritization. Once prioritized, the issues will be our calling card for visits to Georgia House and Senate representatives. The list will also serve as our report card to determine which leaders are working on our behalf.
Recently Passed Legislation
House Bill 414 which provides behavioral health services to military service members, veterans, and their families.
Senate Bill 195 - Freedom to Work Act, which facilitates licensure of transitioning of service members, military spouses, and other qualified workers who have certifications or work experience from the military.
House Bill 128 provides for representation of minority women and veteran-owned businesses in State contracts for construction, services, equipment, and goods.
Senate Bill 21 revised operations for the Georgia Veterans Service Foundation, Inc.
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VOD/PP Award Winners
Congratulations to the Posts that had winners and all Posts that participated in these Core Programs. When the results of the Teacher and Public Safety are made available, I will let you know those winners as well.