Placido Salazarpsalazar9@satx.rr.comVeterans' Legislation
Just as I was the one who several years ago, recommended to Senators LeticiaVan de Putte and Senator Carlos Uresti the legislation described below, I was alsothe one who recommended the introduction of legislation establishing the
Veterans’ Courts –
and recommended to Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz, training for
police/sheriffs’ responding officers, to take into account if the “offender” might
be a Veteran with PTSD. I wanted to prevent a PTSD-affected Veteran fromgetting killed and that, once his/her case got to court, that the Veteran
psychological condition be taken into account, as to sentencing circumstances.
I mention this, because the wrong official “keeps getting credit” without batting
an eye, for something I recommended.
I’m glad that Veterans are getting the
benefits of these pieces of legislation, but
Please…… credit where credit is
I’m glad Judge Al Alonzo spoke
up to this fact, in the Commissioners’ Court
during the ceremony. Thanks, Judge Al.
It would be in our Veterans’ best interest, in consideration of t
heir and their
spouse’s military sacrifices, if these two items of legislation were adopted in other
if this has not already been done.Placido Salazar, USAF Retired Vietnam VeteranAmerican GI Forum Lifetime Member
83R642 CJC-DBy: Pickett H.B. No. 214A BILL TO BE ENTITLEDAN ACTrelating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the totalappraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouseof a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:SECTION 1. Section 11.131(c), Tax Code, is amended to readas follows:(c) The surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who qualifiedfor an exemption under Subsection (b) when the disabled veterandied, or of a disabled veteran who would have qualified for anexemption under that subsection if that subsection had been in