LANSING, MI (WTVB) - A trio of bills aimed at assisting Michigan veterans were signed into law Tuesday by Governor Snyder. Two of the measures are designed to allow circuit and district courts to create supervised treatment programs for veterans suffering from mental illness or drug or alcohol dependency. The legislation also requires the State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the programs and to include a judge who has presided over a veteran’s treatment court.
The third bill allows disabled veterans to obtain a hunting and fishing license at no cost. It applies to all disabilities with the exception of blindness.