COMMITTEE:††† Veteran Affairs & Military Installations†

TIME & DATE:† 8:30 AM, Tuesday, September 16, 2014†

PLACE:††††††† E1.028 (Hearing Room)†
CHAIR:††††††† Senator Leticia Van de Putte†


The Committee will examine the following charges:


Charge #4

Study and make recommendations to improve access to services provided by non-profit organizations to veterans, their families, and survivors, including examining the effectiveness, standards, and consistency of the 2-1-1 information and referral system for military and veteran families statewide.


Charge #6

Monitor implementation of the veteranís mental health legislation passed during the 83rd Legislative Session, including funding to support the Military Veteran Peer Network at the Department of State Health Services.† Assess whether state mental health initiatives targeted to veterans and their families appropriately address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.† Study and make recommendations to enhance the delivery of mental health services to veterans at the local level through the network of Veterans County Service Officers.


The Committee will hear invited and public testimony.