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Full Text of HB3424  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning veterans.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
5amended by adding Section 6 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2805/6 new)
7    Sec. 6. Veterans' Disability Compensation Task Force.
8    (a) The Veterans' Disability Compensation Task Force is
9created to assess ways the State of Illinois can improve the
10rate at which disability compensation claims are approved by
11the federal government and correct the disparity between the
12U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' approval of disability
13compensation for Illinois veterans and that which is approved
14for veterans in other states.
15    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the chair and minority
16spokesperson of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the House of
17Representatives, the chair and minority spokesperson of the
18Veterans Affairs Committee in the Senate, and 15 members
19appointed by the chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in
20the House of Representatives and the chair of the Veterans
21Affairs Committee in the Senate. Those appointed to the Task
22Force shall be members of different Illinois counties' Veterans
23Assistance Commissions, Veteran Service Officers, and VITAS



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2    (c) Task Force members shall serve without compensation but
3may be reimbursed for any travel expenses incurred in attending
4meetings. Within 60 days of the effective date of this
5amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the Task Force
6shall meet, and thereafter shall meet at least quarterly.
7    (d) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall provide
8administrative and other support to the Task Force.
9    (e) The Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes
10its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study.
11The Task Force shall submit the report of its findings and any
12recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or
13before July 1, 2020.
14    (f) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2021.
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.