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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. VETERANS BOARD. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Removes Veterans Affairs Department from the State and Consumer Services Agency. Establishes new Veterans Board as an independent agency to replace present board. Provides for appointment of three board members by Governor, two by Speaker of Assembly, and two by Senate Rules Committee. New board given authority to determine the policies for all operations of the department, to specify qualifications for department management positions, to appoint legal counsel to assist the board, and to hear and adjudicate applications of veterans for rights, benefits, or services which have been denied by the department. Summary of estimate of Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Adoption of this measure will not result in a substantive change in state costs for the establishment of an independent veterans board and expenses relating to staffing needs of the board.
Renie J. Champagne Jerry A. Williams Donald J. Sweat California Veterans Of Foreign Wars C/O Donald J. Sweat, State Legislative Advocate, 7111 Governors Circle, Sacramento, California 95823 (916) 424-1684
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Department Of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Board. California Initiative 367 (1985).