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Summary: This legislation adds veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities to the definition of “economically disadvantaged persons”. Additionally this bill directs the comptroller to add these veterans into reporting requirements concerning “historically under-utilized businesses”.
Analysis: We have seen no data or studies demonstrating that businesses owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities are historically under-utilized, so the basis for making this change is somewhat dubious. However, this legislation neither offends nor uplifts our liberty principals. We are neutral on this legislation.