HARRISBURG – The Senate passed legislation that would clarify the Veterans Preference Law to include veterans who served honorably but were discharged with a disability before completing their initial obligation, according to Sen. Cris Dush (R-25) who supported the bill.
Senate Bill 849 would add an exemption for those with a disability discharge and would ensure that veterans with medical discharges receive preference seeking careers within the Commonwealth.
Currently, veterans who cannot meet the commitment through no fault of their own are blocked from receiving the career preference they earned.
Having received support from the Senate, the legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
CONTACT: Zack Ankeny