First bill in California’s history and only second in Nation to codify veterans’ rights into law gains momentum as it heads to State Assembly
Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that Senate Bill 112, also known as the Veterans Bill of Rights, has passed the California State Senate on a bipartisan vote of 37-0.
“I believe every veteran is entitled to certain fundamental rights as a result of their service and sacrifice, particularly as they come home and transition back to civilian life, and I thank my colleagues for supporting this measure,” said Senator Roth, who served for 32 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2007 in the grade of Major General. “Returning military service members are often unaware of their rights with respect to housing, mental and physical health services, disability benefits, interactions with organizations and state agencies, as well as the rights of their spouses, partners and dependents. We can – and must – do better.”