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HF 2073

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/04/2019 02:03pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 03/04/2019

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A bill for an act
relating to veterans; modifying eligibility for burial in state veterans cemeteries;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 197.236, subdivisions 8, 9.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 197.236, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Eligibility.

Cemeteries must be operated solely for the burial ofnew text begin:
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new text begin (1)new text end service members who die on active dutydeleted text begin, eligibledeleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (2)new text end veterans, deleted text beginand their spouses and dependent children,deleted text end as defined in United States Code,
title 38, section 101, paragraph (2)deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, and their spouses and dependent children;
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new text begin (3) persons who qualify for burial in national veteran cemeteries pursuant to United
States Code, title 38, section 2402, paragraph (a), clause (10); and
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new text begin (4) individuals who the commissioner determines served honorably with a special
guerrilla unit or irregular forces operating from a base in Laos in support of the armed forces
of the United States at any time during the period beginning February 28, 1961, and ending
May 7, 1975.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 197.236, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Burial fees.

(a) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall establish a fee
schedule, which may be adjusted from time to time, for the interment of eligible spouses
and dependent children. The fees shall cover as nearly as practicable the actual costs of
interment, excluding the value of the plot.

(b) Upon application, the commissioner may waive or reduce the burial fee for an indigent
eligible person. The commissioner shall develop a policy, eligibility standards, and
application form for requests to waive or reduce the burial fee to indigent eligible applicants.

(c) No plot or interment fees may be charged for the burial ofnew text begin:
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new text begin (1)new text end service members who die on active duty deleted text beginor eligibledeleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (2)new text end veterans, as defined in United States Code, title 38, section 101, paragraph (2)deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) persons who qualify for burial in national veteran cemeteries pursuant to United
States Code, title 38, section 2402, paragraph (a), clause (10); or
new text end

new text begin (4) individuals who the commissioner determines served honorably with a special
guerrilla unit or irregular forces operating from a base in Laos in support of the armed forces
of the United States at any time during the period beginning February 28, 1961, and ending
May 7, 1975.
new text end