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State Senate Approves Bill By Santa Barbara Legislator Intended To Help Disabled Veterans

The State Senate has approved a bill by a Santa Barbara legislator intended to help disabled veterans who want to work for public schools.

SB 1180 by Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara would give disabled veterans who are new school employees additional sick leave for medical, and VA appointments. Jackson’s legislation is intended to insure the new workers aren’t stuck because they can’t afford to take time off of a new job for essential medical care.   It applies to school employees ranging from janitors, and good service workers to teachers. California has more than 1.8 million veterans.

The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.