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As lawmakers, members of the Indiana Legislature value the bravery and sacrifices made by veterans, and each year, make it a priority to pass legislation providing support for them and their families.

In a news release, District 48 State Senator Mark Messmer of Jasper takes a look at and explains some of the Senate bills that were signed into law this past week.


Other laws include Senate Enrolled Act 219 that requires certain profession and occupation boards to adopt rules that establish procedures to expedite the issuance or renewal of a license, certificate, registration or permit to a military spouse whose husband or wife is assigned to a duty station in Indiana.

Senate Enrolled Act 304 increases the assessed value limit for property-tax deductions from $143,000 to $175,000 for veterans with at least a 10-percent disability.

And Enrolled Act 362 extends the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights guidelines to the state level, and now includes the military service for the National Guard regiment of another state.

Messmer says he’s proud that the General Assembly has taken action to make Indiana a more veteran-friendly state and support the brave Hoosiers who have served.

As always, citizens can feel free to contact Messmer’s office directly with questions and concerns by email at or by phone at 800-382-9467.

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