ATLANTA | Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on his Veterans legislative priority package. Two bills were passed to address the mental health, workforce, and housing needs of Georgia’s veterans. In addition, the Senate created a study committee on veterans’ housing and mental health that will work throughout the rest of the year to propose additional legislation.

“We want to do everything we can to ensure that Georgia’s veteran community has access to quality mental health care, workforce development opportunities, and sustained housing,” said Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. “I am proud that these bills have become law and that the study committee has been created in order to address these very important issues. I want to thank Governor Kemp, Speaker Burns, and the members of the General Assembly for their unwavering commitment to Georgia’s veterans.”

Senate Bill 375 - Adds the Commissioner of Veterans Service to the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council.

Senate Bill 398 – Reforms Georgia Joint Defense Commission to help grow Georgia’s defense industry and provide additional workforce opportunities for veterans and their families.

Senate Resolution 527 – Establishes a Senate Study Committee on Veterans Mental Health and Housing.


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