Session: 102nd General Assembly
Year: 2022
Bill #: HB5853
Category: Miscellaneous
Position: No position
Revenue Loss?
Authority Preemption?

View bill

Amends the Military Veterans Assistance Act. Requires the commander, quartermaster, or commandant of any veteran service organization or the superintendent of any county Veterans Assistance Commission to annually report to the president or chairperson of the county board certain transactions of the veteran service organization or Veterans Assistance Commission. Provides that delegates and alternates selected and duly appointed to sit on a county's Veterans Assistance Commission shall begin their term of office with full voting rights. Provides that all undertakings of, or actions taken by, the Veterans Assistance Commission shall require a vote from a majority of the full commission membership. Provides that any delegate or alternate selected, appointed, or hired to serve as the superintendent or as any other officer or employee of the Veterans Assistance Commission must immediately give up the position of delegate or alternate. Provides that the superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission is an at-will employee. Contains provisions concerning the annual evaluations of the superintendent; voting requirements to remove a superintendent; and other matters. Requires each Veterans Assistance Commission to establish and maintain bylaws, perform an annual audit, and other matters. Permits the Attorney General to conduct investigations and commence civil actions to enforce the Act. Sets forth provisions concerning recovery amounts and civil penalties. Contains provisions concerning superintendent vacancies; and county benefits and services for Veterans Assistance Commission employees. Limits home rule powers. Makes other changes. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a portion of the proceeds of any property tax levied by a county shall be used for the authorized reimbursement of any officer or employee of the Veterans Assistance Commission. Effective January 1, 2023.

Back to Bill List