A military veteran with a disability rating of 30 percent or more will be eligible for appointment to a classified service position on a non-competitive basis.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo Township) and Sen. Ted Daley (R-Eagan), the new law will allow appointment of a veteran who meets the qualifying criteria and prevents interviewing anyone else. Additionally, the veteran must show written federal documentation of the disability and must meet the minimum qualifications for the vacant position.
Anderson estimated that there are more than 30,400 veterans in the state who fall under the category of being disabled 30 percent or more.
The law is effective Aug. 1, 2012.