House passes Deasy legislation to require employers to post veterans' benefits

HARRISBURG, May 7 – A bill to ensure veterans receive information about the benefits they’ve earned from serving our country passed the House today, according to the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Dan Deasy.

Deasy, D-Allegheny, said he worked with local labor officials to create H.B. 1626, which would require businesses of 50 or more full-time employees to provide access to information on veterans benefits by adding a poster created by the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness to their websites and to display the poster conspicuously in the workplace.

“This is a very easy way for us to make sure that our veterans get access to the information they need for benefits they have earned,” Deasy said. “There is a very large amount of resources available to them but oftentimes they are unaware of the entire list. We simply want to make sure they get what they not only deserve but what they’ve earned.”

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.


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