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SENATE BILL NO. 1079
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S1079.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
VETERANS - Adds to existing law to establish veterans service officers
within the Division of Veterans Services; and to specify a minimum number
02/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1079
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO VETERANS SERVICES; AMENDING CHAPTER 2, TITLE 65, IDAHO CODE, BY
3 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 65-208, IDAHO CODE, TO ESTABLISH SERVICE
4 OFFICERS TO AID VETERANS OR DEPENDENTS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF VETERANS
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 2, Title 65, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 65-208, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 65-208. SERVICE OFFICERS TO AID VETERANS OR DEPENDENTS. In furtherance of
11 the duties of the division of veterans services, service officers shall be
12 organized to extend outreach services to any veteran, widow, widower or
13 dependent thereof in applying to the federal or state veterans' agencies for
14 all benefits and aid to which the individual is entitled by federal, state or
15 local laws, rules or regulations. At a minimum, one (1) service officer shall
16 be located within each of the seven (7) judicial districts of the state,
17 including one (1) officer within each veterans institution.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This measure is intended to provide medical and other badly
needed assistance to our veterans to whom we owe so much but who
are being neglected in many cases and in many areas.
The funding will come from the General Fund but will be
reimbursed by federal money coming into the State.
Name: Sen. Lin Whitworth
Phone: (208)332 1351
(208) 334 3513
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1079