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VCOC Legislative Affairs

VCOC Legislative Mission

The Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) is the coordinating organization for the Military Officers Association of America in Virginia. There are over 49,000 MOAA members in the Commonwealth and the VCOC provides the forum for the 18 MOAA chapters in Virginia to develop common policies and objectives.

Just as MOAA members served in leadership roles on active duty, they continue to serve in leadership positions in veteran service organizations (VSOs), and on many Virginia boards and commissions that address veterans' issues. The VCOC benefits from this diverse experience as it works to support the needs and concerns of veterans throughout the Commonwealth and act as a proponent for uniformed services, retiree, survivor and veterans' issues at the state level. The VCOC holds a seat on the Joint Leadership Council of the Board for Veterans Services. This coalition of 23 veterans organizations is united to "speak with one voice" in promoting issues which support active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, survivors and all veterans in the Commonwealth. The VCOC and its Richmond Area Chapter play key roles in the development of the legislative platform of the Joint Leadership Council (JLC).

In January each year, representatives from the 18 MOAA chapters in Virginia, converge at the Virginia General Assembly for the "VCOC Storming the Hill."  During this day-long event, Virginia MOAA members meet with their state Senators and Delegates to advocate VCOC's state legislative objectives and acquire patrons and co-patrons for bills to support these objectives.  The group is also addressed during this convocation by key members of the Executive Branch and the General Assembly.  Information on how you can participate in this event will be published in the chapter newsletter in late December.

State Legislative Goals

Legislation was introduced in the 2020 Virginia General Assembly for the following objectives adopted by the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations (JLC), representing 25 Veterans Service Organizations:

  • JLC 2020-01- 2nd Resolution – Personal Property Tax Exemption

  • JLC 2020-02- Counting Military Absentee Ballots After Election Day

  • JLC 2020-03 - Income Tax Subtraction for Certain Low-Income 100% Disabled Veterans

  • JLC 2020-04 - Virginia National Guard Emergency Response Pay

  • JLC 2020-05 - Tax Credits for Employers who Hire VNG and Reserves

  • JLC 2020-06 - Microloans for Veterans Program (MVP)

RACMOAA, along with the VCOC, joined the JLC in "Storming the General Assembly" on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. For the current status of the initiatives, click link below for JLC Matrix Update.

MOAA National Legislative Goals

2020 is expected to be a tumultuous year of partisan politics, with the focus on the upcoming presidential election as well as the 33 Senate seats and 435 seats in the House of Representatives up for election. Please be sure to sign up for The MOAA Newsletter online for updates.

  • Protect your health care benefit..
  • Keep military pay & benefits strong.
  • Support military families.
  • End concurrent receipt penalties for military retirees.
  • Support the total force.
  • Ensure timely access to service-earned benefits, and resist proposals to erode foundational services delivered through the VA and DoD.
  • Strengthen and support all uniformed services.

Stay tuned by visiting the MOAA's Legislative Action Center.


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