Since 1923, veterans in Texas have received educational benefits for themselves and later for their families through the Hazlewood Act, which is now the focus of a bill that would reduce the number of people who can qualify to receive benefits.
Rep. J.M. Lozano, R-Kingsville, filed House Bill 3766 earlier this month in response to the growing number of veterans and their children using benefits provided through the Hazlewood Act.
“Essentially it’s to deal with runaway costs and make sure the program doesn’t come to an end because it’s facing a real issue here,” said Theo Plowman, legislative director for Lozano. Lozano was unavailable for comment.