Legislation to Help Disabled Veterans is Underway

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) wants to keep helping veterans. She has introduced a bill to help disabled veterans who are also school employees.

Senate Bill 1180 would provide an additional 12 days of sick leave for the first year for full-time, year-round workers. The idea is for disabled veterans to be given sufficient time to attend medical and VA appointments.

“This bill is a way to provide support to disabled veterans as they transition to a second career in public service in our schools,” said Jackson. “It’s the least we owe these men and women who have served our country and are now going on to serve our students and schools.”

The bill would apply to employees hired on or after January 1, 2017 who are 30 percent or more disabled, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Approximately 2.5 million veterans call California home and an estimated 30,000 new veterans return to the state annually.


Read Senator Jackson’s announcement at Senate District 19