Oct. 26, 2016
LANSING, Mich. – The conditions of Michigan’s veterans’ homes will be evaluated and reported on more frequently under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.
“Our state’s veterans deserve the highest standards of care available, and this bill helps ensure that the conditions of veterans’ homes are evaluated and reported on more consistently and effectively,” Snyder said.
House Bill 5639, sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, outlines specific reporting requirements for state agencies to implement when evaluating the conditions of veterans’ homes, including:
The bill requires the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, its successor agency, or the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to report in writing to the Governor, the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs, and the Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees for the DMVA by January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year. The measure is now PA 314.
For more information on this and other legislation, visit www.legislature.mi.gov.