Senate Resolution 148 and House Bill 175

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

Call to Order by Chairman Vulakovich

Consideration of Legislation

*HB 175 (Goodman) – Bill Summary (Extends the Application Period for the Persian Gulf Veterans’ Bonus Program from August 31, 2015, to August 31, 2018)
*SR 148 (Scavello) – Bill Summary (Urges Congress to pass HR 563/Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund Act)
*SR 149 (Wozniak) – Bill Summary (Concurrent Resolution Urging Congress to take all necessary action to prohibit any force structure changes, to prohibit any transfer of AH-64 Apache helicopters from the National Guard, and maintain the Army National Guard at 350,200 Soldiers until the National Commission on the Future of the Army has reported its findings to Congress in February 2016. Furthermore, it urges the United States Army to reverse its decision to deactivate the 55th Armored Brigade Combat Team, and to reverse its decision to transfer any National Guard AH-64 Apache helicopters to active duty)