LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

The Big 4 consist of representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the National Guard Association of Indiana 
 
The Big 4 represents the Veterans of Foreign Wars on legislative issues.  Each year the Commanders of the Big 4 decide on several legislative priorities to support, below are the Priorities for the 2022 Legislative Session.
 
To support these Priorities please contact you state representative and discuss the importance of these Priorities to Veterans in Indiana.
 
Big 4 Legislative Priorities for 2022

1.Funding the Grants for Veterans Services program managed by the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.  Revenue for the fund will be provided by proceeds from electronic gaming terminals in Congressionally Chartered Veterans Service Organizations facilities. Legislation will strictly limit total number of video gaming machines allowed in the state and equitably share revenue between the IDVA, VSOs and provider.  Annually excess funds will be transferred to the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs to be used for grants according to Indiana Code 10-17-13.5. 

2.Exempt all military related income from Indiana income tax.

3.Modify current Tuition and Fee Exemption as follows:
a.Add as an eligible recipient "spouse”.
b.Remove maximum age of 32 eligible requirement.
c.Remove "wartime service” requirement.

4.Wave "Daily Entrance” fee at all Indiana State Parks for disabled Indiana Veterans.