JIndal signs bills into law in support of veterans

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Posted: May 29, 2014 1:23 PM
Updated: May 29, 2014 2:00 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: veterans, bills, laws, residential lease protections, voluntary registry, open-air burn pits

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law two bills aimed at supporting Louisiana's veterans.

The measure (House Bill 654) by Rep. Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans, will expand residential lease protections for members of the military, to make it easier for them and their spouses to terminate home and apartment leases.

The other bill (Senate Bill 538), sponsored by Sen. John Smith, R-Leesville, establishes a voluntary registry for veterans exposed to open-air burn pits during wartime, to help them access treatment for any health conditions tied to the exposure.

"These bills build on our previous efforts to help support and honor Louisiana Veterans who fought tirelessly to protect our freedoms," the Republican governor said in a statement.

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