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The Iowa Senate will hold just one subcommittee today (Thursday, Jan. 13). The subcommittee will be held at 9:30 a.m.

The bill, Senate File 255, requires the Department of Veteran Affairs to include in its roster of information concerning discharged veterans the address of the military member both at the time of entrance and separation from active duty.

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It creates a deadline of 30 days following the date the Department of Veterans Affairs received a certificate of release or discharge to create the roster of information.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be required to provide rosters to each county commission of veteran affairs listed on the roster on a monthly basis and within no more than 30 days from the date the Department of Veterans Affairs received the certificate of release or discharge from active duty.

Each county commission of veteran affairs is required to contact, by mail, a discharged veteran with a mailing address located in the county concerning veterans’ benefits within 30 days of the county commission of veteran affairs receipt of a roster of information provided to the county commission of veteran affairs from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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