SENATE BILL REPORT
This analysis was prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not a part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.
As of March 20, 2013
Title: An act relating to a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
Brief Description: Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
Sponsors: House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives O'Ban, Angel, Hayes, Green, Zeiger, Bergquist, Johnson, Ryu, Morrell and Shea).
Brief History: Passed House: 3/13/13, 97-0.
Committee Activity: Governmental Operations: 3/25/13.
SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
Staff: Samuel Brown (786-7470)
Background: State law provides that honorably discharged veterans receive preference in public employment that may be claimed upon separation from the military. The added percentage varies based on the veteran's status. A veteran who served during a period of war or armed conflict and does not receive military retirement is eligible for a 10 percent preference. A veteran who did not serve during a period of war or armed conflict or who served during a period of war or armed conflict, but is receiving military retirement, is eligible for a 5 percent preference. A veteran who is called to active military service from employment with the state is eligible for a 5 percent preference until the first promotion.
Summary of Bill: Veteran scoring criteria status can be claimed upon receipt of separation orders indicating an honorable discharge and becomes permanent upon actual separation from the military.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Committee/Commission/Task Force Created: No.
Effective Date: Ninety days after adjournment of session in which bill is passed.