Notice of Intended Action

Injured veterans grant program—eligibility, 11.3

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VETERANS AFFAIRS, IOWA DEPARTMENT OF[801]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to injured veterans grant program

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs hereby proposes to amend Chapter 11, "Injured Veterans Grant Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 35A.14.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 35A.14 as amended by 2019 Iowa Acts, House File 288.

Purpose and Summary

2019 Iowa Acts, House File 288, amends Iowa Code section 35A.14 related to veteran eligibility for the injured veterans grant program. Veterans no longer have to have been injured in a combat zone to be eligible for the program. This proposed rule making amends rule 801—11.3(35A) to reflect this change.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 10, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Melissa Miller

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs

Camp Dodge, Bldg. #3465

7105 NW 70th Avenue

Johnston, Iowa 50131

Email: melissa.miller2@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Amend rule 801—11.3(35A) as follows:

801—11.3(35A) Eligible veterans.

11.3(1) For purposes of this program, the term "veteran" means:

a. A resident of this state who is or was a member of the national guard, reserve, or regular component of the armed forces of the United States who has served on active duty at any time after September 11, 2001, and, if discharged or released from service, was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

b. A nonresident of this state who is or was a member of a national guard unit located in this state prior to alert for mobilization who has served on active duty at any time after September 11, 2001, was injured while serving in the national guard unit located in this state, is not eligible to receive a similar grant from another state for that injury, and, if discharged or released from service, was discharged or released under honorable conditions.

11.3(2) In addition to the requirements set out in subrule 11.3(1), an eligible veteran must meet all of the following conditions:

a. The veteran must have sustained a combat-related service-related injury in a combat zone or the line of duty, based upon the circumstances known at the time of evacuation or injury; in support of a named overseas operation; or in a hostile fire zone; and

b. The combat-related service-related injury was serious enough to require medical evacuation from the combat zone theater of operation to a military hospital or the injury required at least 30 consecutive days of hospitalization at a military hospital; and.

c. The combat-related injury was or is considered by the military to have been received in the line of duty, based upon the circumstances known at the time of evacuation or injury.

11.3(3) The veteran shall remain eligible for the grant after discharge from the military so long as the veteran continues to receive medical treatment or rehabilitation services for the specific injury or illness.

11.3(4) The commission may consider a request for a waiver of any of these requirements only pursuant to the provisions of Iowa Code section 17A.9A.

Veterans Affairs, Iowa Department of

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 12/10/2019.

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Rule 801-11.3 Rule 801-11.3(1)

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