Taylor: Bill protects scholarships

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Speaker, performance highlight TES program Speaker Willie Bradley invited students onstage as part of his program at TES on Friday.MESSENGER PHOTO | MONA MOORE Students… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day A proposal passed this week by the Alabama Senate would protect a scholarship program designed to help immediate family members of veterans.Current law has been interpreted to provide scholarship benefits only to veterans whose service was during “wartime or extra hazardous conditions.”Senate Bill 85 was sponsored by Senator Bryan Taylor, a veteran of the United States Army.Taylor said that, in the past, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has provided benefits to dependents of any veteran based on any service. However, in January 2011, the DVA began providing benefits only to dependents of veterans who served during certain designated conflict.Senate Bill 85 would delete the requirement that the service of the veteran had to have been during wartime or extra hazardous conditions. The bill would also provide that the application of the change would be applied retroactively to January 2011. Taylor said the legislation is necessary because many veterans and their families have been counting on these scholarship benefits.“When joining the Armed Forces, our veterans don’t get to choose whether or not they see wartime action during their tenure,” Taylor said. “The original intent of this program is to benefit all veterans, regardless of when they served, as an appreciate for their service and sacrifice to our great nation.”Taylor expressed appreciation to his colleague, Senator Bill Holtzclaw, for his help in passing the bill. Holtzclaw is the senator for the Alabama 2nd District representing Limestone and Madison counties in North Alabama. Senate Bill 85 was introduced on Jan. 14, 2014 and passed the Senate on Feb. 20, 2014. By The Penny Hoarder Published 8:32 pm Friday, February 21, 2014 Taylor: Bill protects scholarshipscenter_img Latest Stories Next Up Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more