CCVC January Meeting and Legislative Report Jan 2022

From Pat Nugent: Federal Legislation of veterans’ interest that the chapter maybe interested in was presented today at the Collin County Veterans Coalition meeting.

The monthly meeting is held at the American Legion in Plano but due to the upswing in Covid it was zoomed today – the next meeting with be Feb 15th.

Below is a list of bills that were active in the last 60 days in the house and senate in Washington, DC.

Six of those bills became law: HB 5545, SB 796, SB 894, SB 1095, HB 2093 & HB 2911

Bills that are interesting:

HB 6307 – Tiny Homes

HB 5783 & SB 3094 – Homeless Veterans

HB 5946 – Stolen Valor

HB 6127 – The 13 Folds of Honor to be read at military funerals while the flag is being folded

 HB 5945 – The VA to provide $500 for a computer while you are using your VA education benefits