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AB 1505 - An Act to Add Section 711.1 to the Military and Veterans Code, Relating to Veterans.

Department of Veterans Affairs: veterans’ benefits: reinstatement. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for administering various programs and services for the benefit of veterans.

This bill would provide that if the federal government acts to reinstate benefits to discharged veterans, as specified, who were denied those benefits solely on the basis of sexual orientation pursuant to any federal policy… More
Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for administering various programs and services for the benefit of veterans.

This bill would provide that if the federal government acts to reinstate benefits to discharged veterans, as specified, who were denied those benefits solely on the basis of sexual orientation pursuant to any federal policy prohibiting homosexual personnel from serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, the state shall reinstate to those veterans any state-offered benefits, as provided.

This bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Internet resources, Internet links, and print materials, as provided, regarding, or created by, veterans’ legal services organizations that specialize in military discharge upgrades. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on May 21, 2012.

voted YES: 54 voted NO: 6
20 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 711.1 to the Military and Veterans Code, Relating to Veterans.

AB 1505 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for administering various programs and services for the benefit of veterans.

This bill would provide that if the federal government acts to reinstate benefits to discharged veterans, as specified, who were denied those benefits solely on the basis of sexual orientation pursuant to any federal policy prohibiting homosexual personnel from serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, the state shall reinstate to those veterans any state-offered benefits, as provided.

This bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Internet resources, Internet links, and print materials, as provided, regarding, or created by, veterans’ legal services organizations that specialize in military discharge upgrades.
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At LegInfo.ca.gov
Title
An Act to Add Section 711.1 to the Military and Veterans Code, Relating to Veterans.
Author(s)
Richard Pan
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: veterans’ benefits: reinstatement
Major Actions
Introduced1/11/2012
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs4/10/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary4/17/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/02/2012
Passed Assembly5/21/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs6/12/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary6/26/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/06/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/16/2012
Passed Senate8/23/2012
Passed Assembly8/27/2012
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/05/2012
Became law (chaptered).9/20/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Veterans AffairsDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.4/10/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs
6 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/17/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
7 voted YES 1 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/02/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 0 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblyAB 1505 PAN Assembly Third Reading5/21/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
54 voted YES 6 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Veterans AffairsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.6/12/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
5 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/26/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
4 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/06/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/16/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1505 Pan By Kehoe8/23/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
32 voted YES 1 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 1505 PAN Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/27/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
60 voted YES 7 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/11/2012
1/11/2012Read first time. To print.
1/12/2012From printer. May be heard in committee February 11.
1/19/2012Referred to Coms. on V.A. and JUD.
3/14/2012In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
4/09/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on V.A. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on V.A.
select this voteVote4/10/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
4/11/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 10). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote4/17/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/17/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 1.) (April 17). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote5/02/2012Do pass as amended.
5/02/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (May 2).
5/03/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
5/07/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/21/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 54. Noes 6. Page 4908.)
5/21/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage5/21/2012AB 1505 PAN Assembly Third Reading
5/31/2012Referred to Coms. on V.A. and JUD.
select this voteVote6/12/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.
6/13/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 12). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote6/26/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
6/27/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/06/2012Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
8/06/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/06/2012In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote8/16/2012Do pass.
8/16/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 16).
8/20/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/23/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 32. Noes 1. Page 4757.).
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/23/2012Assembly 3rd Reading AB1505 Pan By Kehoe
8/24/2012In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
8/27/2012Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6357.) Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 60. Noes 7. Page 6381.).
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/27/2012AB 1505 PAN Concurrence in Senate Amendments
9/05/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:45 p.m.
9/20/2012Approved by the Governor.
9/20/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 397, Statutes of 2012.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

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An Act to Add Section 711.1 to the Military and Veterans Code, Relating to Veterans.: AB 1505 PAN Assembly Third Reading

11 organizations supported this bill

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 16). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Legion - Department of California
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, June 25). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Amvets Department of California
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, June 25). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 16). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Betty T. Yee, Board Of Equalization Member
Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 16). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Communities United Institute
Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 16). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California State Commanders Veterans Council
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, June 25). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Equality California
Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 16). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
National Association of Social Workers - California Chapter
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, June 25). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sacramento Valley Veterans
Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 16). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Vietnam Veterans of America, California State Council
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, June 25). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$2,000$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$21,650$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$113,000$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$14,900$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$22,200$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$100,750$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$0
Marty BlockDCA-78$104,900$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$36,400$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$19,850$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$25,100$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$29,650$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$75,250$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$19,800$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$15,800$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$1,500$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$39,300$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$34,200$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$1,000$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$101,480$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$42,200$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$13,200$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$0
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$9,800$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$250$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$33,400$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$34,400$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$30,400$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$0
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$38,900$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$3,500$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$0
Holly MitchellDCA-47$23,000$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$38,300$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$6,025$0
Brian NestandeRCA-64$15,600$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$0
Richard PanDCA-5$84,521$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$4,500$0
John PerezDCA-46$92,700$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$4,500$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$23,900$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$12,300$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$26,600$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$61,900$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$21,900$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$2,000$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$21,650$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$113,000$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$14,900$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$22,200$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$100,750$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$0
Marty BlockDCA-78$104,900$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$36,400$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$19,850$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$25,100$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$29,650$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$75,250$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$19,800$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$15,800$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$1,500$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$39,300$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$34,200$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$1,000$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$101,480$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$42,200$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$13,200$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$0
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$9,800$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$250$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$33,400$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$34,400$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$30,400$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$0
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$38,900$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$3,500$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$0
Holly MitchellDCA-47$23,000$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$38,300$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$6,025$0
Brian NestandeRCA-64$15,600$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$0
Richard PanDCA-5$84,521$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$4,500$0
John PerezDCA-46$92,700$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$4,500$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$23,900$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$12,300$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$26,600$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$61,900$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$21,900$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
State & local government employee unions$1,252,526
Labor unions$107,250
Minority & ethnic groups$31,600
Gay & lesbian rights and issues$5,400
Public official (elected or appointed)$3,500
Military$250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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