Veterans' Affairs Committee

MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2:00 PM in Room 1E of the LOB

I. CONVENE MEETING

II. REMARKS BY THE CHAIRS

III. COMMITTEE BILLS FOR REVIEW

1. Proposed S.B. No. 70 AN ACT RESTORING BENEFITS TO VETERANS DISCHARGED UNDER "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL". (VA)

2. Proposed S.B. No. 71 AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS AND SPOUSES OF ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL. (VA)

3. Proposed S.B. No. 152 AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM FOR ONE HUNDRED PERCENT DISABLED VETERANS. (VA)

4. Proposed S.B. No. 185 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PREFERENCE IN THE AWARD OF STATE CONTRACTS FOR VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES. (VA)

5. Proposed S.B. No. 303 AN ACT CONCERNING MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES. (VA)

6. Proposed S.B. No. 382 AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL. (VA)

7. Proposed S.B. No. 383 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ONE HUNDRED PER CENT DISABLED VETERANS. (VA)

8. Proposed S.B. No. 384 AN ACT CREATING A SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR DISABLED VETERAN CONTRACTORS. (VA)

9. Proposed S.B. No. 385 AN ACT EXCLUDING START-UP FARMERS WHO ARE VETERANS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX. (VA)

10. Proposed S.B. No. 386 AN ACT CONCERNING HONORARY DIPLOMAS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS. (VA)

11. Proposed H.B. No. 5131 AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FOR SPOUSES OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ARE DEPLOYED OR TRANSFERRED. (VA)

12. Proposed H.B. No. 5133 AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXPANSION OF THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VETERANS. (VA)

13. Proposed H.B. No. 5134 AN ACT EXPANDING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VETERANS. (VA)

14. Proposed H.B. No. 5188 AN ACT PROVIDING FREE ADMISSION TO AND PARKING AT STATE PARKS FOR CONNECTICUT VETERANS. (VA)

15. Proposed H.B. No. 5386 AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS. (VA)

16. Proposed H.B. No. 5387 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE USE OF MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TRAINING AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (VA)

17. Proposed H.B. No. 5388 AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS SERVICE CONTACT. (VA)

18. Proposed H.B. No. 5556 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ALL VETERANS. (VA)

19. Proposed H.B. No. 5753 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN TIME OF WAR OR ARE DISABLED. (VA)

20. Proposed H.B. No. 5754 AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES. (VA)

21. Proposed H.B. No. 5755 AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES. (VA)

IV. CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED

1. AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MILITARY SERVICE.

2. AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF FUND.

3. AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY LEAVE FROM EMPLOYMENT.

4. AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY RECRUITER ACCESS TO MILITARY RECORDS.

5. AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICE MEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT PROCEEDINGS.

6. AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND DISASTER TRAINING CENTER ACTIVITY ACCOUNT.

7. AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPLAY OF THE STATE OR NATIONAL FLAG AT HALF STAFF.

8. STUDENT FEE WAIVER FOR MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AT STATE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND COMMUNITY TECH SCHOOLS.

9. AN ACT CONCERNING EXCUSED ABSENCES FOR CHILDREN OF SERVICE MEMBERS.

10. AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL.

11. AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES.

12. AN ACT CREATING A STATE COLD WAR CERTIFICATE.

13. AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS.

14. AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS AFFAIRS.

V. ADJOURNMENT