SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) announced today his reaction to Governor Brown’s signature of Assembly Bill 413 (AB 413). This bill will allow the child or spouse of a disabled Veteran to enter into new Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) contracts after the death or disability of the Veteran if the contract can be completed within the current three-year DVBE certification period. Doing so would provide the families time to continue the business after the death of a Veteran without an immediate end to the business.
“Veterans and their families make great sacrifices to protect our nation. Allowing these families to continue to run and operate a business after a death of not only a Veteran to them, but a parent or spouse is important. The cost of war is not only paid in sending our military to the battlefield, but it is also caring for them when they return. I am grateful the Governor recognizes this principle and supported this bill” said Chávez.
“The men and women of the Alliance are very pleased that, with the great leadership of Assemblyman Chávez, disabled veteran business owners can now rest assured that their families will be able to carry their businesses on successfully in case of their unexpected death or incapacity,” said Executive Director Mike Sabellico.
AB 413 received wide spread support from organizations including the Disabled Veteran Business Alliance (Sponsor), American Legion, AMVETS – Department of California, California Association of County Veteran Service Officers, California State Commanders Veterans Council, Military Officers Association of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars – Department of California and Vietnam Veterans of America, California State Council, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce and M.A. Steiner Construction, Inc.
Rocky J. Chávez is a retired Marine Corps Colonel, former City Councilman and former Acting Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. He represents California’s 76th Assembly District, which includes Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside and Vista.
Assemblymember Rocky Chávez – Office: (916) 319 2076