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Summary of Major Legislation

Summary of Military and Veterans Legislation (2017)

Military & Veterans

During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to military and veterans boards and commissions, the treatment of veterans and members of the military in the criminal justice and higher education systems, and state benefits for veterans. The General Assembly also considered legislation to encourage cooperation between the state and the military and to advocate for certain federal military policies. Other issues relevant to veterans and members of the military were also considered.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details