2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Puller
Veterans Benefits Study

Item 463 #2s

Item 463 #2s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Veterans Services, Department of FY2015 $190,000 FY2016 $0 GF

Page 393, line 42, strike "$1,979,790" and insert "$2,169,790".
Page 393, at the beginning of line 48, insert: "A.".
Page 393, following line 50, insert:
"B. Included in this appropriation is up to $190,000 the first year from the general fund for a study of veterans health care and benefits.  The Department shall report the results of this study to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees on or before June 30, 2015."

(This amendment provides $190,000 the first year from the general fund to contract for a study to measure progress in access to health care, behavioral health care, and supportive community services, including employment, housing, and financial assistance for veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves not in active federal service, and their families in the Commonwealth.)