OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-21

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT'S NONDISCRIMINATION LAWS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5092

File Copy No.: 78

Senate Calendar No.: 125

OFA Fiscal Note

SEE BELOW

The requirement that the Office of Advocacy and Assistance conduct a training twice a year, instead of once a year, results in a cost to the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) of approximately $100 annually for training materials.

The amendment also requires that nursing home and assisted living facility administrators notify the Office of residents who are veterans, spouses of veterans, dependents, or eligible family members. To the extent that individuals are enrolled by the Office in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system (which is 100% federally funded) instead of Medicaid (50% state funded/50% federally funded), General Fund savings will be achieved. It is the responsibility of the Office to provide assistance to veterans, their spouses, and dependents in obtaining benefits under federal, state, and local laws.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.