Dis­abled Vet­er­ans Bill Head­ing To Gov­er­nor

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Law­mak­ers this past week ap­proved a bill by Sen. Tom Ber­ry­hill of Modesto, which would give much-needed as­sis­tance to dis­abled vet­er­ans in Cal­i­for­nia.

SB 330, which was ap­proved unan­i­mously in both cham­bers of the Leg­is­la­ture, will ease con­struc­tion costs for dis­abled vet­er­ans by al­low­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ments to waive or re­duce build­ing per­mit fees for home im­prove­ments re­lated to vet­er­ans’ ser­vice-con­nected dis- abil­i­ties.

“I am for­ever grate­ful for the brave men and women who risk their lives for our free­dom,” Ber­ry­hill said. “I am ea­ger and happy to do any­thing to lighten their bur­den, and I be­lieve this bill will give dis­abled vets some well-de­served as­sis­tance.”

The mea­sure is sup­ported by the Cal­i­for­nia Build­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion, the Amer­i­can G.I. Fo­rum of Cal­i­for­nia, the Amer­i­can Le­gion-- De­part­ment of Cal­i­for­nia, the AMVETS-De­part­ment of Cal­i­for­nia, the Cal­i­for­nia As­so­ci­a­tion of County Vet­er­ans Ser­vice Of­fi­cers, the Cal­i­for­nia State Com­man­ders Vet­er­ans Coun­cil, the Mil­i­tary Of­fi­cers As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, Cal­i­for­nia Coun­cil of Chap­ters and the Viet­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica-Cal­i­for­nia State Coun­cil.

The bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk next for a sig­na­ture.

Sen­a­tor Ber­ry­hill rep­re­sents the coun­ties of Amador, Calav­eras, Inyo, Mari­posa, Mono, Stanis­laus, Tuolumne and parts of Fresno, Madera, Sacra­mento and Tu­lare.

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