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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 9, 2015 12:57 PM
From: Representative Stephen Barrar
To: All House members
Subject: Veterans Instant Lottery Ticket to Fund Elderly Veteran Daycare Program

In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation amending Act 91 of 1971, known as The State Lottery Law, to establish an instant Pennsylvania lottery ticket for veterans to help fund an elderly veteran’s daycare program in addition to the Veterans Trust Fund for veterans programs and benefits.

The addition of the veteran daycare program will further enhance the goal of the state lottery, which is to benefit older Pennsylvanians. This bill will indeed assist our aging veterans. Moreover, the implementation of this program could aid in the drawdown of federal funding for this program.

I am proposing this legislation to further assist our veterans in receiving the compensation and benefits they have earned by their service and sacrifice to the commonwealth and this country. It is both fitting and proper that those who put their lives on the line to serve our country should be afforded this assistance.

My proposal has received the endorsement of both the PA Was Veterans Council and the PA State Veterans Commission. Both entities have moved to make this proposal one of their top legislative priorities for this Session.

It is necessary to amend the State Lottery law to further provide for our aging veterans population. Please join me in sponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as HB601