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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

1
LEGISLATION
DELETE DOMICILE REQUIREMENT OF CA DVBE REG (AB 1244)
GOVERNMENT LEVEL
State
CURRENT STATUS
Pending
ACTION OFFICER
Elton Johnson Jr.
COMMENTS
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
LEGISLATION
CREATE 5 MORE CA VETERAN HARD LICENSE VALOR PLATES (AB Pending)
GOVERNMENT LEVEL
State
CURRENT STATUS
Pending
ACTION OFFICER
Elton Johnson Jr.
COMMENTS
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
LEGISLATION
CHANGE THE CA DVBE PAYOUT % FROM 3% TO 5% (No AB presently)
GOVERNMENT LEVEL
State
CURRENT STATUS
PROPOSED FOR USVBA BoD DISCUSSION
ACTION OFFICER
Elton Johnson Jr.
COMMENTS
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
LEGISLATION
AB 459
GOVERNMENT LEVEL
State
CURRENT STATUS
Pending
ACTION OFFICER
Dan Conner
COMMENTS
Daniel Connor, President & CEO, sent an official Letter of Support (LOS) on behalf of the USVBA

Veteran Business Friendly Legislators

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

Veteran Legislative Advocacy

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

Legislative Commitee Contacts

Operation – Federal

Name: Alex Galicia

Email 1: federallegislation@gousvba.org

Email 2: alex.galicia@gousvba.org

 

 

Operation – State

Name:  Elton Johnson, Jr.

Email 1:  statelegislation@gousvba.org

Email 2: elton.johnson@gousvba.org

Phone:  (949) 231.8546

 

 

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