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The US Veterans Business Alliance (USVBA) places strong emphasis on all legislative matters that will ensure the success of both veteran and disabled veteran business owners.  This is at both the state level (currently California only) and at the federal level.  When the legislative matter doesn’t exist, the USVBA, through its two legislative committees, will take the necessary steps to formulate this legislative matter into a legislative bill and, working through legislators at either the state or federal level who are vet friendly and supportive of veteran/disabled veteran entrepreneurs, will take the necessary steps to ensure that this Legislative matter becomes law.  This is why the USVBA has two legislative committees. 

The State Legislative Committee handles all legislative matters dealing with veteran/disabled veteran businesses at the state level while the Federal Legislative Committee handles all legislative matters dealing with veteran/disabled veteran businesses at the federal level.  Currently, the USVBA is the ONLY Veteran Business Organization (VBO) that offers this type of support to veteran/disabled veteran business owners.  This is just one of the areas that puts the USVBA in a league of its own making it the premier organization that is truly dedicated to “empowering success” for veteran/disabled veteran business owners.

Current State Legislative Efforts

LEGISLATION
GOVERNMENT LEVEL
CURRENT STATUS
ACTION OFFICER
COMMENTS
1
DELETE DOMICILE REQUIREMENT OF CA DVBE REG (AB 1244)
State
Pending
Elton Johnson Jr.
This deletion has been introduced as AB 1244 sponsored by California State Assemblyman Devon Mathis. It was introduced to the state legislature on 19 February and underwent a committee hearing in April. It is currently tabled pending a financial impact study of the effect of this deletion on the California economy & CA DVBE business
2
CREATE 5 MORE CA VETERAN HARD LICENSE VALOR PLATES (AB Pending)
State
Pending
Elton Johnson Jr.
This deletion has been introduced as AB 1244 sponsored by California State Assemblyman Devon Mathis. It was introduced to the state legislature on 19 February and underwent a committee hearing in April. It is currently tabled pending a financial impact study of the effect of this deletion on the California economy & CA DVBE business
3
CHANGE THE CA DVBE PAYOUT % FROM 3% TO 5% (No AB presently)
State
PROPOSED FOR USVBA BoD DISCUSSION
Elton Johnson Jr.
Elton Johnson, Jr., plans to introduce a proposal to the USVBA BoD that the USVBA proposed legislation changing the DVBE contract participation percentage from 3% to 5%
4
AB 459
State
Pending
Dan Conner
Daniel Connor, President & CEO, sent an official Letter of Support (LOS) on behalf of the USVBA

Veteran Business Friendly Legislators

AREA OF SUPPORT
NAME
REPRESENTING
PHONE
COMMENTS
1
State
Devon Mathis
California 26th District
(916) 319-2026/(559) 636-3440
Assemblyman, Iraq war vet (CA ARNG), Purple Heart recipient
2
Federal
US Congressional District #

Veteran Legislative Advocacy

AREA OF SUPPORT
NAME
SUPPORTING
PHONE
COMMENTS
1
State
Afrack Vargas
California legislation
(916) 769-9609
Partner, K Street Consulting, LLC
2
Federal

Legislative Commitee Contacts

Operation – Federal

Name: Alex Galicia

Email 1: [email protected]

Email 2: [email protected]

 

 

Operation – State

Name:  Elton Johnson, Jr.

Email 1:  [email protected]

Email 2: [email protected]

Phone:  (949) 231.8546

 

 

Legislation News

H. Res. 1269 (EH) – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8580) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2025, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8282) to impose sanctions with respect to the International Criminal Court engaged in any effort to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any protected person of the United States and its allies.

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H. Res. 1269 (RH) – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8580) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2025, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8282) to impose sanctions with respect to the International Criminal Court engaged in any effort to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any protected person of the United States and its allies.

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