|Posted:||September 8, 2015 08:53 AM|
|From:||Senator Rob Teplitz|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Legislation – Establishing the Office of Veterans Mental Health Awareness|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation that will amend Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which provides for the delivery of services and programs to veterans with cognitive mental disabilities and emotional trauma, by establishing the Office of Veterans Mental Health Awareness. Rep. Tom Murt has introduced this same bill, HB 1014, in the House. (It was introduced as HB 1019 last session.)
This legislation will do the following:
Veterans need assistance in obtaining or maintaining employment, financial stability, and health care services. This legislation focuses on providing the necessary services that address many of the issues that our veterans face in the transition back to civilian life. In a time when more and more of our veterans deal with chronic and debilitating emotional issues it is of the utmost importance to assist them in their transitions and to improve the quality of their life through an outreach program.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this much-needed and timely legislation for our brave military members who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Introduced as SB1019