Gov. Ritter Signs Senate Bill 146

Pictured above with Sen. John Morse who initiated Senate Bill 146, which establishes a pilot program in the Pikes Peak region to offer low-cost mental health services to family members of recently discharged veterans. Veterans can receive such care through the Veterans Administration, but their families cannot. This bill allows families, for a $20 co-pay, to tap into services paid for through a special $300,000 fund.

Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter came to the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs to sign four bills that were all of interest to the military community. The bills signed today will help service members and families who have endured the Iraq and Afghanistan war.