2020-2021 Legislative Committee:
Chairman: Rick Oertel (284)
Vice Chairman: Bill Aramony (24)
Members: Bobby Rogers (9), W. Glenn Yarborough (270), Makea Barton (29), Rick Ward (75), Ed Amoros (176), Tim Roscher (83), Gilbert Lang (59)
Member Emeritus: George T. Blume (182)
SAL Member: Jeff Evans (327)
Ex-Officio Member: Department Adjutant Dale Chapman (325)
PDC Advisor: Brett Reistad (270)
Purpose– To formulate, recommend and implement adopted legislative policies of official interest to the American Legion ; be solely responsible for representing the American Legion, Department of Virginia, before the General Assembly of Virginia, and each Committee thereof, and to the Virginia Members of the Congress of the United States; and to assist the Department Executive Committee in preparation of its annual legislative program for each session for the Virginia General Assembly.
Reporting: The Chairman of the Legislative Committee reports its actions and activities to the Department Executive Committee.
Virginia Day on the Hill: There will be no onsite Day on the Hill in 2021 due to COVID restrictions.
The 2021 Legislative Initiatives of the Joint Leadership Council (JLC) of Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) have been finalized and can be found here: 2021 Legislative Objectives
Major Veteran Legislation passed during the second half of the 116th Congress. Document containing a synopsis of the legislation and links to the details can be found here: Major Vet Legislation 116-2
Questions concerning any of these Legislative objectives should be referred to Legislative Committee Chairman and the Department JLC Representative, Rick Oertel, at firstname.lastname@example.org