Utah Legislature reauthorizes task force to assist veterans
By Justin Haas
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah: A bill that reauthorizes a task force to create a statewide plan to assist newly returning veterans passed the House this week. The bill has already passed the Senate and will now move to the governor for approval.
The bill was sponsored in the senate by Senator Peter Knudson and reauthorizes the Veteran's Reintegration Task Force to study and assist with issues affecting veterans once they return from active duty.
The bill's House sponsor Tim Cosgrove said, "A lot of people think that our work is done once we are no longer deploying service men and women. Over 1 million servicemen and women will be separating and discharging from the military within the next five years. The task force provides support and leadership through a collaborative and comprehensive approach to increase access to appropriate services the servicemen and women have earned."
The legislation easily passed the House 68-7.