Under current law, certain education and survivor benefits are unavailable to Alabama national guardsmen who perform duties under state active duty status for periods
This bill would expand survivor and education benefits to Alabama national guardsmen who are on state active duty for a period less than the existing 30-day minimum, so that guardsmen assisting with natural disasters or other emergencies may be eligible for state and federal benefits
This bill would also raise the compensation for surviving dependents of Alabama national guardsmen from $10,000 to $100,000
Relating to Alabama national guardsmen's benefits; to amend Sections 31-3-2, 31-6-4, 31-12-1, and 31-12-2, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide for increased survivor and education benefits for guardsmen on state active duty; and to make those benefits available to surviving dependents of guardsmen who are killed or die while on active duty.
|February 4, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Finance and Taxation General Fund|
|Hearing||February 12, 2020||Room 825 at 11:00||Senate F&TG Hearing|
|Bill Text||SB8 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|