Policy and Legislation
Per the Caucus bylaws, the Policy and Legislation Committee shall research, analyze, and take a stance on policy and legislative matters of interest to the caucus. The Policy and Legislation Committee shall be responsible for drafting and reviewing amendments to the platform of the caucus. The Policy and Legislation Committee shall also be responsible for the following:
The Policy and Legislation Committee is chaired by Diana Love. Read more about Diana here.
Below, find legislation that the Caucus is currently watching, and bills that have been signed into law since the Caucus has come into .
SB 1073 - Property Tax; Exemptions; Disabled Veterans
This bill, for property tax lien dates occurring on or after January 1, 2023, would additionally provide a partial exemption for property owned by, and that constitutes the principal place of residence of, a veteran who is partially disabled, as defined, or the veteran’s spouse or the veteran and the veteran’s spouse jointly.
Bills Signed Into Law
AB 107 - Licensure; Veterans and Military Spouses
Expands to all Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) licensing boards the requirement that specified boards issue temporary licenses to the spouses of active-duty members of the United States (U.S.) Armed Forces, as specified.
SB 607 - Business and Professions
Requires a Board within the DCA to waive all fees for an initial license, in addition to the expedited licensure process in existing law, for an applicant who is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, and holds a current license in another state or territory.
The California Democratic Party Veteran Caucus is following 13 bills and resolutions surrounding:
Homelessness, reducing fees for programs, taxation, personal property, making sure that Korea Veterans that served that are now U.S. citizens have a burial place within the U.S., and much more.
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AB 225 (Gray) Military Spouses: Licenses
AB 411 Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2022
AB 1244 (Mathis) California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program
AB 2105 (Smith) Contractors: Initial license fee reduction: Veterans
AB 1863 (Irwin) County Veteran Service Officers
AJR 10 (Choi) Veterans Cemeteries: Republic of Korea Veterans
SB 949 (Laird) California Central Coast State Veterans
SB 1073 (Grove) Property taxation: disabled veterans (Tax Levy)
SB 1195—(Grove) Veterans Homes
SB 1237 (Newman) Licenses: Military Service: various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs: Waiver: Licenses that expire while on active duty.SB 1306 (Dahle) Veterans: Benefits
SB 1311 (Eggman) Protections: Personal Property
SB 1357 (Archuleta) Property taxation: exemption: disabled veteran homeowners (Tax Levy)