AB 287, as amended, Frazier. Vietnam veterans’ memorial: update.
Existing law authorized the construction of a memorial to California’s Vietnam veterans on the grounds of the State Capitol, as specified, and provided that funds for the construction of the memorial would be provided through private contributions.
begin delete Existing law prescribes various duties for the Department of General Services in connection with development and maintenance of the park around the State Capitol Building.end delete Existing law requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a statewide Veterans Memorial Registry, and to make it available on that department’s Internet Web site.
This bill would require the Department of
begin delete, in coordination with the California State Commanders Veterans Council and the Vietnam Veterans of America,end delete to annually compile a list of names of Vietnam veterans to be added to the memorial begin delete. The
bill would require that the Department of General Services annually add the names from the list to the memorialend delete, as specified.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 14633 is added to the Government Code,
(a) On February 1, 2014, and on February 1 of each
17year thereafter, the Department of Veterans Affairs shall compile
18a list of names of Vietnam veterans to be added to the memorial
19to California’s Vietnam veterans constructed pursuant to Section
201303 of the Military and Veterans Code.
21(b) The names on the list compiled pursuant to subdivision (a)
22consist of those individuals that are not included on the memorial
23at the time that the list is compiled, including the names of veterans
24that were inadvertently left off of the memorial and the names of
25veterans who later died as a result of illness or injuries, including
26physical or mental injuries documented by the Department of
27Defense, the Veterans Administration, or licensed medical
28professionals, that can reasonably be assumed to have resulted
29from military service in the Vietnam War.
30(c) The Department of Veterans Affairs shall coordinate with
31the California State Commanders Veterans Council and the
32Vietnam Veterans of America in compiling this list.
33(d) Any veterans’ service organization or individual may submit
34names for inclusion on the list prepared pursuant to subdivision
36(e) The Department of General Services shall, on or before
37March 30 of the calendar year in which the list is compiled, add
38the names from the list compiled pursuant to subdivision (a) to the