PA 13-63—SB 927

Labor and Public Employees Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF NEW EMPLOYEE IN THE UNEMPLOYED ARMED FORCES MEMBER SUBSIDIZED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

SUMMARY: This act expands eligibility for the state's Unemployed Armed Forces Subsidized Training and Employment Program to include all unemployed, honorably discharged U. S. Armed Forces members (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, reserves, and state National Guards performing federal duty) who served for at least 90 days. Eligibility under prior law required the 90 service days to have been in a combat zone in Afghanistan or Iraq. As under prior law, the act's 90-day requirement does not apply if the veteran was separated from service due to a service-related disability rated by the Veterans' Administration.

The Unemployed Armed Forces Subsidized Training and Employment Program offers wage subsidies and training grants to certain employers that hire eligible unemployed veterans. It is administered by the state Department of Labor.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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