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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill creates a counseling program for servicemembers and their families.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . provides definitions; and
13 . directs the Department of Human Services to develop and implement a statewide
14 counseling program for servicemembers and their families to facilitate the
15 reintegration of servicemembers back into civilian and family life after deployment.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 39-8-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 39-8-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 39-8-101 is enacted to read:
28 39-8-101. Definitions.
29 As used in this part:
30 (1) "Active duty" means that a servicemember is activated and deployed outside the
31 state pursuant to federal orders under Title 10 or Title 32, United States Code.
32 (2) "Servicemember" means a resident of this state who is a member of the Utah
33 National Guard or a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces in this state.
34 Section 2. Section 39-8-102 is enacted to read:
35 39-8-102. Counseling program.
36 (1) There is created within the Department of Human Services, a counseling program
37 for servicemembers and the families of servicemembers following demobilization from active
39 (2) The Department of Human Services shall develop and, within the appropriations of
40 the Legislature, implement a statewide counseling program for the servicemember and the
41 servicemember's immediate family.
42 (3) The program shall:
43 (a) be available to the servicemember and the servicemember's immediate family:
44 (i) 60 days prior to the servicemember's return or demobilization; and
45 (ii) until one year from the date of return or demobilization, whichever is later; and
46 (b) include counseling services designed to facilitate the reintegration of the
47 servicemember back into civilian and family life.
48 (4) The Department of Human Services shall seek input from the Utah National Guard
49 regarding the content of the counseling program.
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