The House passed a bill Wednesday intended to crack down on scamming veterans or their loved ones out of pay and benefits, which is already illegal under federal law.
HF368/ SF327* would give the state attorney general more power to seek out and charge individuals attempting to shift the military benefits. It would also preempt and prohibit individuals from just attempting to assign military benefits to anyone not allowed to collect them.
Bliss said the attorney general’s office has already brought action in about 100 cases in Minnesota.
The bill would allow beneficiaries to sue and recover for damages “in addition to any other remedies available under the law.”
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
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