ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Veteran’s group leaders were in Albany Monday calling on lawmakers to pass the Justice for our Veterans Act.
Those leaders will be joined by vets suffering from PTSD, who will be sharing their experiences and the problems they say they’ve faced in getting the help they need.
The ‘justice for our veterans act’ would ensure veterans have access to the services they need and for those who find themselves in trouble with the law, they would be considered for treatment if they’re suffering from a service related mental health illness.
A rally in support of the bill is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. this afternoon at the L.O.B. in Albany and there’s still time for lawmakers to act on the bill because they’re still in session.
It was supposed to wrap up last Wednesday, but it was extended to Tuesday, mainly because lawmakers could not come to an agreement on rent laws in New York City.
They’re expected back in Albany to vote on those laws on Tuesday.