House Bill 3006 History
H. B. 3006
(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
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new article, designated §6-13A-1, relating to
retaining jobs for certain disabled veterans seeking or
receiving treatment for active duty service-connected injury.
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
ARTICLE 13A. JOB RETENTION FOR CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS.
§6-13A-1. Jobs to be held for certain disabled veterans seeking or
receiving treatment for service-connected injury.
_____(a) A disabled veteran who has been 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 and who has suffered an injury causing a compensable service-
connected disability while on active duty, as established by any proper veterans' bureau or department of the federal government,
shall have his or her position retained while the veteran is
seeking or receiving treatment for the injury.
_____(b) To receive the benefit provided in subsection (a) of this
section, separation from active duty must have been under honorable
conditions. This includes honorable and general discharges.
Active duty for training in the military reserve and National Guard
programs is not considered active duty for purposes of this
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide retention of
certain jobs for certain veterans seeking or receiving treatment
for the injury or injuries which led to the veteran's service-
This article is new; therefore, it has been completely