OC Breeze: Five of Senator Newman’s bills move out of Assembly Appropriations

Saturday, September 2 2017

Freshman State Senator and Senate Veteran Affairs Chair Josh Newman had five bills come off the Assembly suspense file today. Senate Bills (SB) 52, 570, 728, 731 and 776 now move to the Assembly floor toward a final vote prior to the end of the legislative session in mid-September.

“As we near the end of session, I’m encouraged to see this legislation progress,” said Newman. “Along with my colleagues in the Veterans Affairs committee, I’ve worked hard this year to make sure my veterans measures are directly addressing issues affecting veterans and their families and in a fiscally responsible manner that also benefits the state. Improving the lives of veterans and their families is a large part of why I ran for office, so I’m excited to make the final push to see these measures become law.”

Four of the five bills that came off suspense today are part of Newman’s broader legislative package for active duty military, veterans, and their families... (Read Full Text