Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville; audio on legislative package defining “veteran”

Rep. Barrett, the Chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, talks about how the Committee will begin work Thursday on a 17-bill package that will provide a uniform definition to the term “veteran.”  The definition currently varies from code to code in Michigan and sometimes differs from the Federal definition.  Rep. Barrett, a…

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Legislative Update with Rep. Tom Barrett

House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Tom Barrett talks about his work to help veterans both at the state Capitol and in their communities.      

Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville; audio on House passage of service dog legislation

Rep. Barrett talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4521, which provides new definition to Michigan law to clarify that service dogs providing assistance to individuals with post traumatic stress injuries, notably veterans, are protected under state code.   The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.