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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 require DVS to offer assistance to veterans discharged other than honorably from the military solely on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity in upgrading their discharge papers or changing the narrative reason for their discharge. The bill would also extend all city benefits and services to LGBTQ veterans who have bad discharge papers solely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill would also require DVS to issue discharged LGBTQ veterans a certificate of eligibility that can be used as proof that a discharged LGBTQ veteran is eligible for certain city benefits or services available to veterans.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 require DVS to offer assistance to veterans discharged other than honorably from the military solely on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity in upgrading their discharge papers or changing the narrative reason for their discharge. The bill would also extend all city benefits and services to LGBTQ veterans who have bad discharge papers solely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill would also require DVS to issue discharged LGBTQ veterans a certificate of eligibility that can be used as proof that a discharged LGBTQ veteran is eligible for certain city benefits or services available to veterans.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1218-2018 *Chaim M. Deutsch  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 *Chaim M. Deutsch  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