Governor Bryant signed Senate Bill 2863 which promotes, veteran and disabled veteran visibility in State government hiring. This bill, in order to be consistent with federal guidelines, also defines Purple Heart Recipients as disabled veterans. If you are the spouse of a veteran, disabled veteran, or Purple Heart Recipient, this bill includes you. This new bill will take effect on July 1, 2019. The new application form helps us to identify you so that we can serve you with the utmost efficiency. We thank you for your service and we want to serve you honorably.