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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Collection of veteran status information. Requires the Indiana housing and community development authority, the family and social services administration, the state department of health, and the department of child services to obtain veteran status information from applicants or individuals receiving services by asking: (1) "Have you served in the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, in the National Guard, or in the Indiana National Guard?". (2) "Are you the surviving spouse of someone who served in the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, in the National Guard, or in the Indiana National Guard?". Provides Collection of veteran status information. Requires the Indiana housing and community development authority, the family and social services administration, the state department of health, and the department of child services to obtain veteran status information from applicants or individuals receiving services by asking: (1) "Have you served in the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, in the National Guard, or in the Indiana National Guard?". (2) "Are you the surviving spouse of someone who served in the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, in the National Guard, or in the Indiana National Guard?". Provides that the agencies must state that applicants and other individuals have the option to decline to answer the questions. Requires the agencies to keep the information submitted or obtained in a data base and to share the information with the Indiana department of veterans' affairs. Allows the Indiana department of veterans' affairs to use the shared information to develop outreach programs for veterans and their families. ... View more