Florida Senate - 2015 SB 834
By Senator Joyner
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
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.