HB 131, sponsored by Representative Marie Woodson (D-Hollywood), passed yesterday with unanimous bipartisan support in the State Affairs Committee. HB 131 requires Florida Is For Veterans, Inc., a non-profit corporation created by the State of Florida in 2014, to assist veterans who have armed services health care training, including but not limited to, training as a medic in the United States Army, a medical technician in the United States Air Force, a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy, or a health services technician in the United States Coast Guard, with accessing training, education, and employment in related health care professions.
“I am very happy about the passing of this good bill. HB 131 will address the need to recruit more health care workers in the midst of the shortage we are having by providing veterans with assistance accessing good-paying health care careers,” said Representative Woodson.
Having passed favorably, the bill is now ready to be heard on the House Floor.