New Laws Affecting Veterans & the Military

March 18, 2014

Hartford, CT – State Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-Stafford) is sharing a report done by the Office of Legislative Research that details all of the new laws affecting Veterans and the Military recently passed in the legislature in Hartford.

“Our Veterans now have a significant voice at the legislature. Just this past year the General Assembly added a specific committee dedicated to Veterans Affairs,” said Senator Tony Guglielmo. “For nearly a decade there was only a small group that could recommend issues to other standing committees.”

Sen. Guglielmo says prior to having an equal footing in the legislative process, Veterans had a long and complicated road when a bill they were anxious about tried to get passed.

“Now the Veterans Affairs Committee has power to really tackle issues important to Veterans and their families,” added Guglielmo.

Some of the new laws included in the report deal with the following:

  • ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYED ARMED FORCES MEMBER SUBSIDIZED
  • TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
  • HONORARY DIPLOMAS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS
  • MILITARY LEAVE FROM EMPLOYMENT
  • MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR
  • 100% DISABLED VETERANS
  • VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS REGISTRY
  • VOTING BY MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY SERVING OVERSEAS

Senator Guglielmo is a Veteran who served in the US Army and Connecticut National Guard from 1962 to 1968.

The report on laws that affect Veterans can be found on Sen. Guglielmo’s website by visiting www.senatorguglielmo.com

Readers are also encouraged to obtain the full text of acts that interest them from the Connecticut State Library, House Clerk’s Office, or General Assembly’s website: http://www.cga.ct.gov/.