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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Disabled veteran's hiring preferences. Requires the Indiana veterans' affairs commission to provide veterans with a list of: (1) services available to veterans in Indiana; (2) state agencies that offer services to veterans in Indiana; and (3) the telephone numbers, Internet web sites, and addresses of the agencies that offer services to veterans. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services, the department of education, the commission for higher education, the department of workforce development, and the professional licensing agency (agencies) to include in an application for a benefit, financial assistance, a service, or a professional credential questions Disabled veteran's hiring preferences. Requires the Indiana veterans' affairs commission to provide veterans with a list of: (1) services available to veterans in Indiana; (2) state agencies that offer services to veterans in Indiana; and (3) the telephone numbers, Internet web sites, and addresses of the agencies that offer services to veterans. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services, the department of education, the commission for higher education, the department of workforce development, and the professional licensing agency (agencies) to include in an application for a benefit, financial assistance, a service, or a professional credential questions 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 applications must state that the applicant has the option to decline to answer the questions. Requires the agencies to keep the information submitted 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