On February 12, 2014, Rep. Jovan Melton and Sen. Nancy Todd introduced HB 14-1277 – Concerning Eligibility Requirements for Recipients of Grants from the Military Family Relief Fund. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
Under current law, to be eligible to receive a grant from the military family relief fund (fund), a member of the Colorado National Guard or a reservist must be on active military duty for a minimum of 30 days on involuntary mobilization orders. The bill permits a member of the Colorado National Guard or a reservist to also be eligible to receive a grant from the fund if he or she is called to state active duty by executive order of the governor.
The bill has passed both houses of the legislature on March 31 and is headed to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk for action.