Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness 2019-2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 to consider the following:

SB 139, PN 115 (J Ward) – Price Gouging Act Modifications: This bill makes modifications to the Price Gouging Act.  This bill was reported out of committee with one no vote.

SB 146, PN 120 (Brooks) – Online Fire Training: This bill provides for online fire training for both volunteer and career fire fighters.  This bill was reported unanimously as amended (technical amendment).

SB 298, PN 260 (Baker) – Stolen Valor Fines to Veterans Trust Fund: This bill requires any fines collected for stolen valor offenses be deposited into the Veterans Trust Fund.  This bill was reported unanimously out of committee.

SB 439, PN 417 (Regan) – Heart and Lung Act – Law Enforcement Coverage: This bill covers several additional classes of law enforcement officers under the Heart and Lung Act.  The bill was reported unanimously as amended.  The bill was amended to cover Probations Officers under the Heart and Lung Act.


The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to consider the following:

SB 127, PN 90 (Regan and L. Williams) – This legislation re-authorizes the Chapter 53, 911 Emergency Communication Services, under Title 35 (Health and Safety), with several amendments.  The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).

SB 128, PN 91 (Regan and L. Williams) – This legislation amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) by mandating the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs act as a liaison for the Civil Air Patrol. The legislation also repeals language in Title 74 (Transportation) pertaining to the Civil Air Patrol.  The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).

Senator Lindsey Williams

Senator Lindsey Williams

Committee Chair