SACRAMENTO - In a banner week for Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo), where fellow legislators passed six of his authored bills out of policy committees, the lawmaker found bi-partisan support for his slate of four military veteran employment support bills, all aimed at getting veterans back to work.
"The rate of unemployment for California's military veterans is as high as 20 percent," said Assemblyman Gorell. "We have an obligation to help these men and women find jobs and transition back into our economy. My slate of veteran bills will create a one-stop shop for veterans seeking benefits and support at the California Department of Veteran Affairs, where most veterans call to seek help."
AB 1930 seeks to help veterans qualify for state employment by providing notices of upcoming State Personnel Board promotional exams to the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
AB 1931 will improve CalVet's ability to provide services to our returning veterans by consolidating the many state veterans' services into a "one-stop shop" under the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
AB 1932 will require that state agencies that license health care workers clearly identify the procedures for applying military medical training to satisfy state health care profession licensing, helping veterans transition from military health care jobs to a civilian career.
AB 2130 will help veteran military police officers apply any relevant military training in their efforts to become civilian police officers.In addition to the veteran support bills, Assemblyman Gorell also successfully advanced a pair of regulatory reform bills, AB 1982 and AB 2117, which take a critical look at the most expensive regulations that threaten our state's economic recovery.