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This legislation amends existing law, which provides an advantage to veterans, and certain family members to gain employment in a state agency over anyone "who do not have a greater qualification". Current law is broad in placing a Veterans Preference to all public entities. This legislation, restricts the Veterans Preference to exclusively state agencies. Also, this legislation adjusts what was a requirement, to now "establish a goal of hiring, in full-time positions at the agency, a number of veterans equal to at least 40 percent of the total number of employees of the state agency." Due to this legislation removing requiring the Veterans Preference to all public entities to only state agencies, we support this bill because it limits government.