Gov. to sign veterans bills Tuesday

Posted at: 03/26/2013 8:08 AM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

On Tuesday morning Governor Susana Martinez will sign three bills related to the military and veterans into law.

One of those bills will expedite the process of obtaining professional licenses for active military service members, veterans, and their spouses.

Nineteen other states already have statutes of this nature, and Martinez says it's important to make sure New Mexico stays a competitive place for veterans to live and work.

This comes as the 2012 unemployment rate for US veterans was 9.9%, above the overall national rate of 7.8%.

The signing will take place Tuesday at 10:30 at the New Mexico Veteran's Memorial near Louisiana and Gibson NE.