Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes House

TSEA March 22, 2018 Comments Off on Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes House
Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes House

The House today (3-22-18) passed an amended version of HB2006; a bill which clarifies that a hiring preference for a state service position must be given to a veteran on the list of eligible candidates if such veteran’s qualifications for the position are equal to another candidate’s qualifications. We appreciate all the effort and time put into this important legislation by Rep. Joe PittsSen. Jon Lundberg, and many others along the way.

To view today’s House action and discussion on the bill, visit this link: https://goo.gl/AKym5W

The Senate companion bill SB2192 is awaiting scheduling by the Senate Calendar Committee to be heard on the Senate floor.

SB2192/HB2006 is sponsored by Sen. Jon Lundberg and Rep. Joe Pitts and is part of TSEA’s legislative agenda.


About the bill as amended:
This legislation as amended clarifies that hiring preference for a state service position must be given to a veteran on the list of eligible candidates if such veteran’s qualifications for the position are equal to another candidate’s qualifications.

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