Rudy Salas' first bill to protect veterans signed by California Governor, Jerry Brown
AB555 aims to help vets receive necessary services
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Assemblymember Rudy Salas announced that his first bill has been signed into law by the Governor.
Salas said AB 555, which will aid veterans in receiving additional services, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown yesterday.
"I'm proud to continue to work with our local County Veteran Service Officer, who identified an issue, and together we worked to change the law to assist veterans across the state," Salas said.
"We should make it as easy as possible for our service men and women to receive the benefits owed to them when they leave the military."
With the passage of this bill, correctional institutions will be able to work with County Veteran Service Officers, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, to determine their eligibility for federal, state, or local veterans' benefits and services.
"This change to the law makes it easier for county service offices to assist those veterans who desperately need services to put them back on the right track," Joe Wright, Kings County Veterans Service Officer, said.
The legislation signed by Governor Brown will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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