BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1291
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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|Moved that House Bill 09-1291 be referred to the C||PASS|
03:05 PM -- House Bill 09-1291
Senator Shaffer, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1291, concerning providing information regarding resources available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. He said that the bill creates a veterans service resource clearing house, and that there are approximately 426,000 veterans in Colorado.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1291:
03:07 PM -- Walter Paul, Legislative Liaison, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said that the department supports House Bill 09-1291, and said that there has been a proliferation of agencies to assist veterans in recent years. However, he noted that there is not a single location at which these available services are coordinated.
03:16 PM -- George Thomas, Chairman, Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs, said that the number of organizations available to support the troops has mushroomed. He commented on a situation in which services were provided to a person who is a former prisoner of war.
03:20 PM -- Bernie Rogoff, representing the Colorado National Guard Association, supported House Bill 09-1291. He commented on a veteran he is currently working with who has significant financial problems. He noted that this person would benefit under the bill. He said that many veterans suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome and are unable to help themselves. He noted that a clearing house will assist these veterans.
|TIME: || 03:27:47 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1291 be referred to the Committee of the Whole, and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a 4-0-1 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS