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A127, R30, H3324
Sponsors: Reps. J.E. Smith, G.M. Smith, Yow, Hardee, Clemmons, Goldfinch, Hardwick, Johnson, Duckworth, W.J. McLeod and Gilliard
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Introduced in the House on January 15, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on March 5, 2015
Last Amended on March 3, 2015
Passed by the General Assembly on May 4, 2015
Governor's Action: May 7, 2015, Signed
Summary: State and local level veterans issues
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/15/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 324) 1/15/2015 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 324) 1/21/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow 2/25/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hardee, Clemmons, Goldfinch, Hardwick, Johnson, Duckworth 2/25/2015 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 4) 3/3/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 33) 3/4/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod, Gilliard 3/4/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 20) 3/4/2015 House Roll call Yeas-98 Nays-3 (House Journal-page 20) 3/5/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 13) 3/5/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 13) 3/5/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 13) 4/23/2015 Senate Committee report: Favorable General (Senate Journal-page 12) 4/30/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 25) 4/30/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 25) 5/4/2015 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 19) 5/7/2015 Ratified R 30 5/7/2015 Signed By Governor 5/14/2015 Effective date 05/07/15 8/17/2015 Act No. 127
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A127, R30, H3324)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO STUDY STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL VETERANS ISSUES; TO MAKE APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE STRUCTURE, DELIVERY, AND COORDINATION OF VETERANS SERVICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, DURATION, AND STAFFING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State and Local Level Veterans Issues Study Committee established
SECTION 1. (A) There is established a State and Local Level Veterans Issues Study Committee. The committee is comprised of:
(1) the members of the Joint Legislative Veterans Issues Study Committee created by Act 342 of 2010 or their successors;
(2) three members appointed by the Governor; and
(3) three members appointed by the Adjutant General.
(B) The members of the committee shall elect a chairman and a vice chairman and shall meet as often and at any location in the State as the committee considers necessary or expedient for the duration of the committee's existence as provided by this joint resolution. A vacancy on the committee must be filled in the manner of original appointment.
Duties of the study committee
SECTION 2. The committee shall study and evaluate the following:
(A) relationships between the county veterans affairs offices and the executive and legislative branches of state government;
(B) relationships between the county veterans affairs offices and the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs;
(C) relationships between the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs;
(D) level of responsiveness and accountability of the current state system for the delivery of services to South Carolina veterans;
(E) range of services the State of South Carolina directly offers state veterans and recommendations for enhancing South Carolina's veteran-friendly reputation; and
(F) current mission of the Joint Legislative Veterans Issues Study Committee and whether its functions should be expanded or codified.
When formulating its findings and recommendations, the committee shall consider information and recommendations from representatives of the veteran community.
Written report and dissolution
SECTION 3. The committee shall render a written report of its findings and recommendations based upon its study conducted pursuant to SECTION 2. The report must be presented to both houses of the General Assembly and to the Governor by February 1, 2016. Upon submitting the written report in accordance with the provisions of this section, the committee must be dissolved and this joint resolution shall expire.
Clerical and administrative assistance
SECTION 4. The committee shall receive clerical and related assistance from the staff of the Military Department of South Carolina, as approved and designated by the Adjutant General. The members of the committee may not receive compensation and are not entitled to receive mileage, subsistence, and per diem authorized by law for members of state boards and committees.
SECTION 5. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of May, 2015.
Approved the 7th day of May, 2015.
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