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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

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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.

California currently has 6 veteran hard license valor plates: Former American POW, Gold Star Families, Legion of Valor, Medal of Honor recipients, Pearl Harbor survivors and Purple Heart recipients.  This legislation, if approved, would create 5 more: Distinguished Service Cross Medal recipients, Distinguished Flying Cross Medal recipients, Navy Cross Medal recipients, Silver Star Medal recipients, Bronze Star Medal recipients

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

DANIEL CONNOR

Daniel Connor, President & CEO, sent an official Letter of Support (LOS) on behalf of the USVBA

 

 

Veteran Business Friendly Legislators

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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 Business Support Network

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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

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AREA OF OPERATION

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

COMMENTS

1

FEDERAL

ALEX GALICIA

federallegislation@gousvba.org

alex.galicia@gousvba.org

2

STATE

ELTON JOHNSON, JR.

statelegislation@gousvaba.org

elton.johnson@gousvba.org

(949) 231-8546

 

 

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