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Assembly Bill 1453 - Proposed State Veterans Cemetery

Assembly Bill 1453 (Quirk-Silva) is available here (8/19/14 Version).

On January 9, 2014, California Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva introduced Assembly Bill 1453 (AB 1453) in the California legislature proposing to establish a Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Orange County. The legislation is co-sponsored by Assemblymember Donald Wagner representing the City of Irvine. The State Assembly and Senate approved AB 1453 on August 25 and it now proceeds to Governor Brown for his signature or veto by the September 30 deadline.

AB 1453, if signed by Governor Brown, would direct the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), in voluntary cooperation with local government entities in Orange County, to design, develop, construct and equip a state-owned and operated Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Orange County. It would also direct CalVet to apply for federal Veterans Cemetery Grant Program funds for a State Veterans Cemetery in Orange County.  


Next Steps

§  Having been approved by the State Legislature as of August 25, AB 1453 will now proceed to Governor Brown for his
   signature or veto (September 30 deadline)


§  If AB 1453 is signed, preparation of State Veterans Cemetery Grant Pre-Application to the U.S. Department
   of Veterans Affairs prepared/submitted by the California Department of Veterans Affairs  (annual July 1 deadline)