Veterans’ Committee Moves Miller Legislation to House Floor
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans’ Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today unanimously passed House Bill 173, legislation authored by state Rep. Ron Miller (R-Jacobus) which would provide for more accurate accounting of leave time for veterans from their civilian jobs.
“I have a constituent who serves in the military and has a job which has him on call 24 hours a day,” Miller said. “He is docked three days leave for working a 24-hour shift, which I feel is unfair, and my legislation would keep him from being penalized in this manner.”
House Bill 173 clarifies that “paid military leave days” for Pennsylvania National Guard and Reserve members are to be applied to a regular calendar day and may not be allotted in hours. The legislation also prevents reservists from being required to return to work within 18 hours of being released from federal or state active duty.
For more information on this or any other legislative matter, please contact Miller’s district office at (717) 428-9889.
State Representative Ron Miller
93rd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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