An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine's Veterans by Establishing an Interagency Council To Coordinate Services for Homeless Veterans
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §12004-L, sub-§14 is enacted to read:
|Maine Interagency Council to Coordinate Services to Homeless Veterans||Not Authorized||37-B MRSA §513-A|
Sec. 2. 37-B MRSA §513-A is enacted to read:
§ 513-A. Maine Interagency Council to Coordinate Services to Homeless Veterans
Sec. 3. Initial meeting; initial members. The Director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services within the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management shall convene the initial meeting of the Maine Interagency Council to Coordinate Services to Homeless Veterans established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 37-B, section 513-A no later than December 1, 2016. Except for the member described in Title 37-B, section 513-A, paragraph H, initial council members must be named and their names provided to the Director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services no later than October 15, 2016.
This bill was submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 48. The bill implements some of the recommendations made by the Commission To Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine's Veterans. The bill establishes an interagency council to address homelessness among veterans by maximizing existing services, enhancing communication among providers and improving access to services that support permanent and stable housing for veterans.