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Top New Illinois Laws Affecting Veterans in 2018

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Every year the General Assembly looks for opportunities to help our military veterans, and this year was no exception. Take a look at some new laws taking effect January 1 that improve benefits and services for Illinois veterans.

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Top New Illinois Laws Affecting Veterans in 2018

  1. 1. Top New Laws in 2018 affecting Illinois Veterans Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus
  2. 2. Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans We owe our veterans so much for their service and sacrifice.
  3. 3. Every year, the General Assembly addresses benefit and care issues for vets. Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  4. 4. Here are some of the top new laws for veterans taking effect in 2018. Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  5. 5. Senate Bill 838 Requires the Dept. of Public Health to promote awareness and programs for providing cancer screening of veterans. Sen. Kimberly Lightford Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  6. 6. Senate Bill 1693 Allows for veteran status, branch of military and the period of time served in the military on veterans’ death certificates. Sen. Tom Cullerton Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  7. 7. House Bill 2449 Allows military members to terminate service contracts like phone or cable during deployments. Sen. Cristina Castro Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  8. 8. House Bill 374 Allows veterans with specialty veterans plates to replace them with another type of plate without paying a fee. Sen. Dan McConchie Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  9. 9. House Bill 2897 Allows the Helping Paws Service Dog Program to also train service dogs for veterans with PTSD or depression. Sen. Andy Manar Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  10. 10. House Bill 2595 Adds a U.S. Coast Guard plate to the state’s military service license plates. Sen. Omar Aquino Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  11. 11. House Bill 3017 Any state or federal entity, agency or person can notify the governor of a death by hostile fire of an Illinois service member. Sen. Dan McConchie Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  12. 12. House Bill 3701 Gives higher education credits to veterans for their military service. Sen. James Clayborne Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  13. 13. Senate Bill 866 Requires the VA to provide returning veterans with information on how to acquire service animals. Sen. Tom Cullerton Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  14. 14. Top New Laws in 2018 Affecting Illinois Veterans Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus To see a list of all new Illinois laws taking effect on January 1, 2018, click here: NEW2018LAWS

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