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Meeting Name: Committee on Veterans Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/26/2018 2:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
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T2018-3267 *   Oversight - Discharge Characterization Upgrade AssistanceOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2018-3267 *   Oversight - Discharge Characterization Upgrade AssistanceOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0479-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Offering discharge upgrade assistance and extending city veteran benefits to service members who were discharged because of their LGBTQ status.IntroductionThis bill would extend all city benefits and services to veterans who have bad discharge papers due solely or in part to their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or, for veterans who identify as LGBTQ, untreated trauma, including that resulting from sexual assault which occurred during military service. This bill would also require DVS to issue a certificate of eligibility to a discharged LGBTQ veteran on request that can be used as proof of their eligibility to receive certain city benefits and services available to veterans. The bill would also require DVS to conduct outreach to raise awareness about these certificates of eligibility and the availability of legal services for discharged LGBTQ veterans, and to also make information about obtaining such certificates or legal services available on the department’s website. This bill further requires DVS to offer discharge upgrade assistance to LGBTQ veterans who were discharged from military service with an other-than-honorable discharge status due solely or in part to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or, for veterans who identify as LGBTQ, untreated trauma, including that resulting from sexual assault which occurred during military service.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0479-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Offering discharge upgrade assistance and extending city veteran benefits to service members who were discharged because of their LGBTQ status.IntroductionThis bill would extend all city benefits and services to veterans who have bad discharge papers due solely or in part to their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or, for veterans who identify as LGBTQ, untreated trauma, including that resulting from sexual assault which occurred during military service. This bill would also require DVS to issue a certificate of eligibility to a discharged LGBTQ veteran on request that can be used as proof of their eligibility to receive certain city benefits and services available to veterans. The bill would also require DVS to conduct outreach to raise awareness about these certificates of eligibility and the availability of legal services for discharged LGBTQ veterans, and to also make information about obtaining such certificates or legal services available on the department’s website. This bill further requires DVS to offer discharge upgrade assistance to LGBTQ veterans who were discharged from military service with an other-than-honorable discharge status due solely or in part to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or, for veterans who identify as LGBTQ, untreated trauma, including that resulting from sexual assault which occurred during military service.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1218-2018 *Kalman Yeger   Creation of a discharge upgrade assistance unit at the department of veterans’ affairs.IntroductionThis legislation would require the department of veterans services to create a unit to assist veterans with discharge characterization upgrades and offer non-binding advisory opinions on meritorious appeals upon request. The department would also engage in outreach and education efforts to inform veterans about the discharge characterization upgrade process and the newly established unit.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1218-2018 *Kalman Yeger   Creation of a discharge upgrade assistance unit at the department of veterans’ affairs.IntroductionThis legislation would require the department of veterans services to create a unit to assist veterans with discharge characterization upgrades and offer non-binding advisory opinions on meritorious appeals upon request. The department would also engage in outreach and education efforts to inform veterans about the discharge characterization upgrade process and the newly established unit.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available