Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
9:00 AM, Thursday, June 17, 2010
Fort Worth City Council Chamber
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
The Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations will
meet on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Worth City
Council Chamber, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.  The
Committee will take up and consider the following interim charges:
Charge 1
Study veteran employment and veteran-owned small business issues, including
the usefulness of creating a veteran-specific employment database to target
job openings tailored to the skill sets of Texas' returning veterans.
Include an assessment and recommendations to best implement the veteran
employment database.
Charge 3
Examine the use of the new GI Bill by veterans and their families in
conjunction with the changes made to the Hazlewood Act during the 81st
Legislature, Regular Session, as the number of service members returning
Iraq and Afghanistan continues to rise. Include an assessment and
recommendations on how the programs can be maximized to better serve
veterans and their families.
Charge 7
Inventory and assess veteran workforce programs offered by state agencies
(i.e., TVC, TWC, TAG), and include the usefulness of creating a
veteran-specific employment database, which would target job openings
tailored to the skill set of Texas' returning veterans as well as job
training for spouses. Make recommendations to allow agencies to work more
effectively and for efficient implementation of a veteran employment
Charge 8
Consider the mission of the State Guard and the numbers of volunteers
within the State Guard. Make recommendations to incentivize recruitment and
retention of volunteers to the State Guard.
Invited and public testimony will be considered.  Public testimony will be
limited to three minutes per person.