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2018 HB 5234: An Act Concerning Military Department Volunteers.

Sponsors

  • Belsito, Sam,
  • Bolinsky, Mitch,
  • Somers, Heather B.,
  • Storms, Scott A.,
  • Martin, Henri,
  • Ferraro, Charles J.,
  • Morris, Bruce V.,
  • Yaccarino, Dave W.,
  • Case, Jay M.,
  • Logan, George S.,
  • Zawistowski, Tami,

Actions

2018-02-22 lower REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Veterans' Affairs
2018-02-23 lower PUBLIC HEARING 0227
2018-03-14 lower Joint Favorable
2018-03-15 lower FILED WITH LCO
2018-03-22 lower REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/27/18
2018-03-28 lower RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-03-28 lower FAV. RPT., TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDER
2018-03-28 lower HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER 76
2018-03-28 lower FILE NO. 62
2018-05-03 upper HOUSE PASSED
2018-05-03 upper IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE
2018-05-04 upper FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2018-05-04 upper SENATE CALENDAR NUMBER 510
2018-05-09 lower SENATE PASSED
2018-05-09 lower ON CONSENT CALENDAR /IN CONCURRENCE
2018-05-22 lower PUBLIC ACT 18-106
2018-05-24 lower TRANSMITTED TO SECRETARY OF THE STATE
2018-05-24 lower TRANSMITTED BY SECRETARY OF THE STATE TO GOVERNOR
2018-06-07 lower SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Bill Text

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 27-100b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) As used in this section, (1) "member" means a member of the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103, including the Connecticut National Guard, who is on active duty and who is a resident of this state, (2) "department" means the Military Department, (3) "services" includes, but is not limited to, repairs, gardening, transportation, babysitting, tutoring, cooking, office work or any other services that a member, or veteran, member's or veteran's family or the department would find helpful, and (3) (4) "local organizations" includes not-for-profit organizations that serve members, and veterans and their members' or veterans' families, and other organizations that seek to volunteer provide voluntary services to members, and their veterans, members' or veterans' families or the department, (5) "veteran" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 27-103, and (6) "volunteer" means any individual who seeks to provide voluntary services to members, veterans, members' or veterans' families or the department.

(b) The family program of the Connecticut National Guard department shall establish, within its family program, a volunteer service program in which a volunteer service coordinator coordinates with municipalities, and local organizations and volunteers throughout the state to provide voluntary services by volunteers to members, and their veterans, members' or veterans' families . No person shall volunteer or the department. Such volunteer service coordinator shall not coordinate the provision of voluntary services for any services for which service that requires a license, certificate of registration, permit or other credentials issued by a state agency is required unless such person unless the volunteer holds such the required license, certificate of registration, permit or other credentials.

(c) The volunteer services coordinator shall identify municipalities, and local organizations and volunteers that provide volunteer voluntary services to members, and their veterans or members' or veterans' families in communities throughout the state or to the department and shall assist such municipalities and local organizations facilitate the provision of such services.

(d) On or before January 31, 2006 2019, and annually thereafter, the family program of the Connecticut National Guard department shall report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to veterans' and military affairs, in accordance with section 11-4a, on the voluntary services provided by volunteers to members throughout the state, including, but not limited to, the level of services in different geographical areas received under the volunteer service program by members, veterans, members' or veterans' families or the department during the previous calendar year.

Sec. 2. Section 27-100e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

The Military Department, through its family program, of the Connecticut National Guard shall publicize to all members of the armed forces, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103, including the Connecticut National Guard, and their families the availability throughout the state of therapy support groups for such members and their families. The publicity shall include contact information for referral to support groups in locations that are convenient for such members and their families.

In Section 1(d), "2006" was changed to "2006 2019" for accuracy.