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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Utah Senate Approves Measure to Coordinate Veterans Services

  • February 15, 2013
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Veterans in Utah soon may find it a lot less confusing to take advantage of the multitude of state programs designed for them.

A measure expected to be approved this session by the Utah legislature would establish a veterans services coordinator position in the state Department of Veterans Affairs that would be responsible for coordinating veterans services offered by all state agencies, reported the Salt Lake Tribune.

The bill also would require the state departments of Health and Human Services, Public Safety, Workforce Services, Health, the Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing, and all state institutions of higher education to appoint veterans specialists.

The legislation stops short, however, of consolidating all veterans services under the veterans affairs department.

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