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

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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]

Download: Texas-2017-SB805-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Lucio, Campbell, West 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)  in collaboration with appropriate state agencies,
  provide information to women veterans on services and resources
  provided by state or federal agencies and organizations to women
  veterans.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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