Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Betty King Committee Room
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
The Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations will
meet on Wednesday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Betty King Committee Room,
2E.20. The Committee will review the management of nursing homes for Texas
veterans.  In addition, the Committee will take up and consider the
following interim charges:  
Charge 4
Study the specific needs of female veterans and service members and
whether they are met. Make recommendations for improving services.  
Charge 5
Study the value of enhancing training requirements for Veterans County
Service Officers (VCSO) to improve veterans service at the local level,
especially in rural areas. Make recommendations on how to best use
technology for training purposes and expanding accreditation of VCSO.  
Charge 6
Study the advantages of centralizing call center activities for referral
to benefits providers (e.g., TVC, TVLB, VA, DSHS, Suicide Prevention Call
Centers, etc.), including the costs associated with maintaining multiple
call centers, the potential savings of consolidating reporting systems,
and any options for obtaining federal funds. Make suggestions to
streamline the process for veterans to obtain resources and benefits.
Invited and public testimony will be considered.  Public testimony will be
limited to three minutes per person.
** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **