PRINTER'S NO. 889

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


SENATE BILL

No. 813 Session of 1999


        INTRODUCED BY ROBBINS, PUNT, TILGHMAN, MUSTO, BELL, LEMMOND,
           STAPLETON, BRIGHTBILL, STOUT, HART, WAGNER, HELFRICK,
           LAVALLE, WHITE, O'PAKE, SALVATORE, EARLL, COSTA, TARTAGLIONE,
           MURPHY, SCHWARTZ, BOSCOLA, TOMLINSON, MELLOW, KASUNIC,
           WENGER, WAUGH, RHOADES AND THOMPSON, APRIL 14, 1999

        REFERRED TO MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, APRIL 14, 1999

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania
     2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the amount of
     3     blind veterans' pensions and for paralyzed veterans'
     4     pensions.

     5     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     6  hereby enacts as follows:
     7     Section 1.  Sections 7701(b) and 7702(a) of Title 51 of the
     8  Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
     9  § 7701.  Blind veteran's pension.
    10     * * *
    11     (b)  Amount and eligibility.--In addition to any other
    12  assistance provided by the Commonwealth and in addition to any
    13  compensation provided by the Federal Government, every blind
    14  veteran shall be paid a pension of [$100] $150 per month.
    15  Applications for such pensions shall be made to and in the form
    16  prescribed by the department. The Adjutant General shall have
    17  the power, and it shall be his duty to determine the eligibility


     1  of every applicant for a pension, and his decision in the matter
     2  shall be final.
     3  § 7702.  Paralyzed veteran's pension.
     4     (a)  Amount and eligibility.--In addition to any other
     5  assistance provided by the Commonwealth and in addition to any
     6  compensation provided by the Federal Government, every paralyzed
     7  veteran shall be paid a pension of [$100] $150 per month.
     8  Applications for the pensions shall be made to and in the form
     9  prescribed by the department. The Adjutant General shall
    10  determine the eligibility of every applicant for a pension, and
    11  his decision in the matter shall be final.
    12     * * *
    13     Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.












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