An Alton Democrat is stepping up his support for veterans in Springfield. State Representative Dan Beiser sponsored two bills that were passed through the House of Representatives last week. Beiser tells The Big Z the measures are designed to protect veterans from identity theft and workplace discrimination.
Beiser says veterans are often the victims of identity theft.
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House Bill 3748 would help ensure that veterans and service members are aware that it is illegal for employers to refuse to hire a prospective employee on the basis of their duty status.
Both measures now move to the Senate for further consideration.