Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 834
       By Senator Joyner
       19-01288-15                                            2015834__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to local governing bodies; amending s.
    3         292.10, F.S.; providing that counties with a certain
    4         percent of the population consisting of veterans
    5         qualify as areas of high veteran impact to fund boards
    6         of county commissioners to exercise certain powers;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Section 292.10, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   12  read:
   13         292.10 Local governing bodies authorized to assist war
   14  veterans; powers.—The board of county commissioners of each
   15  county and the governing body of each municipality city in this
   16  the state are authorized hereby granted full and complete power
   17  and authority to aid and assist as wherever practical and
   18  feasible all honorably discharged the veterans, male and female,
   19  who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States in any
   20  war and in and received an honorable discharge from any branch
   21  of the military service of the United States, and their
   22  dependents, in presenting claims for and securing such
   23  compensation, hospitalization, education, loans, career
   24  training, and other benefits or privileges to which they said
   25  veterans, or any of them, are or may become entitled under any
   26  federal or state law or regulation by reason of their service in
   27  the Armed Forces of the United States. A county with a
   28  population of veterans that is at least 10 percent of the total
   29  population qualifies as an area of high veteran impact for
   30  purposes of receiving funds to allow the board of county
   31  commissioners to exercise the authority granted in this section.
   32         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.