By Su Phelps and Cheri Fisher, Photos by Su Phelps
(Las Vegas, NV) – Southern Nevada veterans had the opportunity to speak out about issues and concerns important to them during a Nevada Veterans Legislative Symposium. The event is a platform to identify and prioritize key areas in the veteran community in preparation for the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature. Federal issues are brought before Nevada’s Congressional delegation for review and consideration.
Every other year, when the Nevada Legislature is not in session, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services partners with the United Veterans Legislative Council host a Veterans Legislative Symposia. One session was held in northern Nevada on March 24. This second session held in southern Nevada on March 31.
The event helps identify and understand the issues and concerns of Nevada’s veterans, military members, their families and veteran advocates. The symposium serves as an opportunity to bring together various perspectives from the veteran community for the purpose of developing a list of prioritized legislative recommendations. This process has been extremely successful. In the last Legislative session in 2017, 26 veteran bills were signed into law.