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HB 649 - Funding Veterans' Bonuses Using the Budget Stabilization Fund - Key Vote

Ohio Key Votes

Bob Gibbs voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Funding Veterans' Bonuses Using the Budget Stabilization Fund

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding Veterans' Bonuses Using the Budget Stabilization Fund

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $150 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the "rainy day fund," to establish and administer the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Compensation Program to provide payments to qualifying veterans and family members of soldiers killed during active duty.

Highlights:
- Authorizes qualified veterans to receive $50 for each month of active domestic or foreign service and $150 for each month of Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq service during the compensable periods. The total amount a qualified veteran may receive is capped at $1,000 (Sec. 1). - Authorizes the surviving spouse, surviving child or children, or surviving parent or parents of a soldier designated as missing in action or held in enemy captivity to receive a payment of $5,000, provided that the U.S. Department of Defense has determined that the soldier's death was a result of injuries or illness sustained in Persian gulf, Afghanistan, or Iraq service (Sec. 1). - Establishes the following criteria for veterans to qualify for payments (Sec. 1):
    - Active duty service in the United States armed forces (other than service for training only) at any time between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991, between October 7, 2001 and the end of armed forces involvement in Afghanistan, or between March 19, 2003 and the end of armed forces involvement in Iraq; - Ohio residency both now and for at least one year prior to the start of active duty service; and - Recipient of an honorable discharge, currently engaged in active duty service, retired from active duty service, or currently serving in the Ohio national guard after serving on active duty.
- Authorizes the Director of Veterans Services to request, if necessary, up to an additional $50 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund for the program (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (54-42) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding Veterans' Bonuses Using the Budget Stabilization Fund

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $150 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the "rainy day fund," to establish and administer the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Compensation Program to provide payments to qualifying veterans and family members of soldiers killed during active duty.

Highlights:
- Authorizes qualified veterans to receive $50 for each month of active domestic or foreign service and $150 for each month of Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq service during the compensable periods. The total amount a qualified veteran may receive is capped at $1,000 (Sec. 1). - Authorizes the surviving spouse, surviving child or children, or surviving parent or parents of a soldier designated as missing in action or held in enemy captivity to receive a payment of $5,000, provided that the U.S. Department of Defense has determined that the soldier's death was a result of injuries or illness sustained in Persian gulf, Afghanistan, or Iraq service (Sec. 1). - Establishes the following criteria for veterans to qualify for payments (Sec. 1):
    - Active duty service in the United States armed forces (other than service for training only) at any time between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991, between October 7, 2001 and the end of armed forces involvement in Afghanistan, or between March 19, 2003 and the end of armed forces involvement in Iraq; - Ohio residency both now and for at least one year prior to the start of active duty service; and - Recipient of an honorable discharge, currently engaged in active duty service, retired from active duty service, or currently serving in the Ohio national guard after serving on active duty.
- Authorizes the Director of Veterans Services to request, if necessary, up to an additional $50 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund for the program (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding Veterans' Bonuses Using the Budget Stabilization Fund

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • James 'Jim' Aslanides (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven 'Steve' Austria (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin R. Bacon (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen P. 'Steve' Buehrer (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Carey Jr. (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary W. Cates (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew D. Ciafardini (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thom Collier (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Daniels (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew J. Dolan (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clyde Evans (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry L. Flowers (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Gibbs (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Goodman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce W. Goodwin (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy J. Grendell (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Hagan (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill M. Harris (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford K. 'Cliff' Hite (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Michael 'Jim' Hughes (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shannon Jones (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry A. Mumper (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Niehaus (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joy Padgett (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon M. Peterson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Reinhard (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carol-Ann Schindel (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Schlichter (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michelle G. Schneider (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. Schuler (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kirk J. Schuring (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlene J. Setzer (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jimmy Stewart (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph W. Uecker (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark D. Wagoner Jr. (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. White (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher R. 'Chris' Widener (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason H. Wilson (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James J. 'Jim' Zehringer (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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