Bill Text: TX SB805 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to Texas women veterans.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-09 - Effective on 9/1/17 [SB805 Detail]

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  85R8139 AAF-D
 
  By: Lucio S.B. No. 805
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the duties of the Texas Women Veterans Program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 434.203, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 434.203.  COORDINATOR. (a) The executive director
  shall designate a women veterans coordinator for this state.
         (b)  The coordinator or the coordinator's designee shall
  serve as a liaison between state and federal agencies and
  organizations that provide benefits and services to women veterans.
         SECTION 2.  Section 434.204, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 434.204.  GENERAL PROGRAM DUTIES.  The program shall:
               (1)  provide assistance to the women veterans of this
  state as provided by this subchapter;
               (2)  perform outreach functions to improve the
  awareness of women veterans of their eligibility for federal and
  state veterans' benefits and services;
               (3)  assess the needs of women veterans with respect to
  benefits and services;
               (4)  review programs, research projects, and other
  initiatives designed to address the needs of the women veterans of
  this state;
               (5)  make recommendations to the executive director
  regarding the improvement of benefits and services to women
  veterans; [and]
               (6)  incorporate issues concerning women veterans in
  commission planning regarding veterans' benefits and services; and
               (7)  establish a clearinghouse of information relating
  to services and resources for women veterans.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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