LD1952 Update: An Act To Provide Support Services for Military Members Transitioning to Civilian Life in Maine

February 25, 2020
For Immediate Release
Feb. 25, 2020
Contact: Katie Walsh [Terry], 287-1436, c .776-2122
Terry’s bill to support military members passed by House
AUGUSTA – A bill sponsored by Rep. Maureen Terry, D–Gorham, to provide support services for military members transitioning to civilian life in Maine was passed by the Maine House of Representatives Tuesday.
This bill, LD 1952, will provide ongoing funding for the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management to provide personalized and proactive support for active duty military members, and their families, who are transitioning to civilian life by recruiting them to relocate to Maine.
“Maine makes sense for many veterans as they often share the unparalleled work ethic and sense of grit that Mainers are so well known for,” said Terry. “This legislation will help make Maine the destination of choice for some of the two hundred thousand transitioning active duty military members and their families each year - providing a pipeline of talent to Maine employers and boosting Maine's workforce for years to come.” 
This bill faces further votes in the House and Senate in the coming weeks.
Terry, who represents part of Gorham, is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is a chef and small business owner with more than 25 years of experience in the food service industry. She serves on the Taxation Committee.
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