In-state tuition waivers for Veterans in California

After nearly three years of fighting for legislation that would allow in-state tuition waivers for Veterans here in California, the Governor included the appropriate language in the Budget Act of 2015 (SB 81). Veterans will no longer need to fret that they will be ineligible to receive their Post 9/11 GI Bill funding from the Federal Government. Our office has been fighting tirelessly to pass legislation that would enable California colleges at all levels to offer in-state tuition waivers for...
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California Driver Handbook – New 2015 Laws

The designation “VETERAN” will be available to be printed on a driver license or identification (DL/ID) card to indicate a person has served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans will provide verification of service from their local County Veterans Service Office. Effective November 11, 2015. Driver Licenses Veteran Designation The designation “VETERAN” will be available to be printed on a driver license or identification (DL/ID) card to indicate a person has served in the United St...
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Protection for Veterans from pension scams

SB 386 by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) has been signed into law by the Governor.  The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers sponsored this legislation. Sacramento, CA – Today Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to protect veterans from pension scams.  The bill, Senate Bill (SB) 386, was proposed in response to the increasing number of veterans who are falling prey to investment schemes in which they are promi...
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50/50 Raffles

American Legion:  Senator Hall's bill to allow non-profit organizations (such as veterans groups) to partner with sports teams to hold 50/50 raffles at sporting events has passed the Legislature and is on the Governor's desk.  SB 549 will provide a great way for veterans groups to raise significant funds from a large pool of people for your programs. Contact the Governor's office and let him know you support the bill and want him to sign it into law.  The American Legion, Dep't. of CA Sponsor...
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