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Introduced Version House Bill 3007 History

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H. B. 3007


          (By Delegates P. Smith, Walker, Hartman, Fleischauer, Longstreth, Paxton, Eldridge, Barill, Jones,
Caputo and Ferro)

          [Introduced March 20, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §6-13A-1, relating to job retention for any veteran with a service-connected disability while seeking or receiving treatment related to the service-connected disability.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new article, designated §6-13A-1, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 13A. JOB RETENTION FOR CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS.
§6-13A-1. Jobs to be held for veterans seeking or receiving treatment for service-connected disability.
__Any veteran with a service-connected disability recognized by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who is employed in any position in any agency as defined in section four, article one, chapter five-f of this code or any other political subdivision of this state, shall have his or her position retained while the veteran is seeking or receiving treatment related to the disability. This provision is in addition to any job protection provisions offered under the federal Family Medical Leave Act.

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  NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide job retention for any veteran employed by state or local government, while the veteran seeks or receives treatment for the injury or injuries related to the veteran's service-connected disability.


  This article is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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