BILL NUMBER: SB 1127	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  515
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 26, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 12, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 2, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 18, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 28, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 22, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Oropeza

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2010

   An act to add Section 712 to the Military and Veterans Code,
relating to veterans.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1127, Oropeza. Department of Veterans Affairs: Internet
resources for veterans and their family members.
   Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs within
state government and sets forth its powers and duties, including,
but not limited to, administration of veterans benefits programs.
   This bill would require the department to make available to family
members of veterans returning from active duty user-friendly
Internet resources that provide information on the signs of pertinent
ailments from various conflicts, as specified, and printed material
regarding those ailments at any public function of the department,
and to update its Internet Web site to prominently display a link to
the Network of Care for Veterans and Service Members site.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 712 is added to the Military and Veterans Code,
to read:
   712.  The department shall do both of the following:
   (a) Make available to family members of veterans returning from
active duty both of the following:
    (1) (A) User-friendly Internet resources that provide information
on the signs of pertinent ailments from various conflicts,
including, but not limited to, all of the following:
   (i) From the Vietnam War, exposure to Agent Orange and
post-traumatic stress disorder.
   (ii) From Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm,
exposure to depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome.
   (iii) From Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom,
traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
   (B) The Internet resources shall provide links to the appropriate
agency or person that may help the family members of the veteran
address any issues arising from the ailments specified in
subparagraph (A).
   (2) Printed material regarding the ailments specified in
subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) at any public function of the
department.
   (b) Update its Internet Web site to prominently display a link to
the Network of Care for Veterans and Service Members site, which is
an online educational tool for municipal employees and
community-based organizations that allows for easier access to
information and resources relating to veterans.