as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 12:23pm
A bill for an act
relating to veterans; changing "Hire a Veteran Month" from May to July;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10.565.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10.565, is amended to read:
The month of deleted text beginMaydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end is designated "Hire a Veteran Month" in honor of the more
than 48,000,000 citizen soldiers who as of January 1, 2005, have served in the United
States armed forces, of whom over 1,500,000 have been wounded and over 1,000,000
more have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for their country. Whenever
called upon to defend our national security at home or abroad, these men and women
serving in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard have
always responded immediately and effectively, placing the national interests above their
own. Each year, the governor shall issue a proclamation honoring this observance, urging
Minnesota state and local government departments, agencies, and boards, as well as
private employers, to give fair and appropriate consideration to hiring military veterans.