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HB21-1065

Veterans' Hiring Preference

Concerning the authority of a private employer to adopt a veterans' preference employment policy when hiring new employees.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill creates a statutory basis to allow a private employer to give preference to a veteran of the armed forces or the National Guard and the spouse of a disabled veteran or a service member killed in the line of duty when hiring a new employee, as long as the veteran or the spouse is as qualified as other applicants for employment. The bill allows a private employer's veterans' preference employment policy to also include the preferential hiring of veterans who have been discharged from active duty within the last 10 years, as determined by the discharge date. The bill clarifies that a private employer that adopts a program that gives preferences to veterans or their spouses is not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Carver, Rep. D. Ortiz
Sen. L. Garcia, Sen. B. Gardner

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