PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 213, 412
PRINTER'S NO. 892
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, MENSCH, ROBBINS, YUDICHAK, YAW, VULAKOVICH, ALLOWAY, RAFFERTY, BREWSTER, SOLOBAY, HUGHES, WAUGH, SCHWANK, WASHINGTON AND WILLIAMS, JANUARY 25, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, APRIL 10, 2013
<-1Amending the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), entitled,
2as amended, "An act relating to counties of the first, third,
3fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth classes; amending,
4revising, consolidating and changing the laws relating
5thereto; relating to imposition of excise taxes by counties,
6including authorizing imposition of an excise tax on the
7rental of motor vehicles by counties of the first class; and
8providing for regional renaissance initiatives," further
9providing for compilation of war records and the director of
<-16Section 1. Section 1923(g) of the act of August 9, 1955
17(P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code, amended October 4,
181978 (P.L.964, No.190), is amended and the section is amended by
19adding subsections to read:
1(f.1) (1) In order to be eligible for appointment as a
2director of veterans' affairs, a person must maintain a
3Department of Veterans Affairs accreditation with the Department
4of Military and Veterans Affairs or national association in
5accordance with the provisions of 38 CFR § 14.629 (relating to
6requirements for accreditation of service organization
7representatives; agents; and attorneys) as a condition of
9(2) The county commissioners shall:
10(i) Appoint the director of veterans' affairs.
17(1) Assist the county commissioners in administering the
18provisions of this subdivision which relate to the burial of
19deceased service persons and their surviving spouses and to
20[furnishing] furnish markers and [placing] place headstones on
22(2) Assist war veterans and their families in securing their
23rights as such in matters relating to their person, property and
24care of family, under any of the laws of this Commonwealth and
25of the United States[, and for such services the director of
26veterans affairs shall be entitled to his expenses incurred
27therein and additional compensation. Both expenses and
28compensation shall be subject to the approval of the salary
30(3) Assist the county commissioners in transmitting records
1of burial places of deceased service persons to the Department
2of Military and Veterans Affairs [of the Commonwealth], for the
3use of the Deputy Adjutant General [in charge of Veteran] for
4Veterans Affairs, and otherwise assist the commissioners in
5cooperating with the said deputy.
6(4) Serve as a local contact between the Department of
7Military and Veterans Affairs and persons in the armed forces of
8the United States, persons who were discharged from such service
9and the dependents of such persons.
17(7) Work under the direct supervision of the county
18commissioners and within the guidelines provided by the
19Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as determined by the
20United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
6(2) Maintenance of training records.
9(4) Annual recertification and qualification.
10Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
14COUNTY DIRECTORS OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
17§ 1731. Accreditation.
18(a) Eligibility.--In order to be eligible for appointment as
19a director of veterans' affairs in a county of this
20Commonwealth, a person must maintain a United States Department
21of Veterans Affairs accreditation in accordance with the
22provisions of 38 CFR § 14.629 (relating to requirements for
23accreditation of service organization representatives; agents;
24and attorneys) with one of the following:
25(1) The department.
3(2) A person who has been appointed as a director of
4veterans' affairs in a county of this Commonwealth prior to
5the effective date of this section shall have one year from
6the effective date of this section to attain the training and
7certification required under this title.
11(1) Serve as a local contact between the United States
12Department of Veterans Affairs, the department and an
13individual in the armed forces of the United States, an
14individual who was discharged from the service and a
15dependent of the individual.
19(3) Aid an individual in the armed forces, a veteran or
20a dependent of the individual or veteran in completing
21required Federal, State and local veterans' affairs forms in
22compliance with current regulations and policies.
5(d) Office duties.--The Office of the Deputy Adjutant
6General for Veterans Affairs shall establish a county director
7of veterans affairs training program, agreed upon with the State
8Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs, which shall
9include the following:
12(2) Maintenance of training records.
15(4) Annual recertification and qualification.
16Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.