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HF 3101

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 08:47am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/14/2016

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to military veterans; removing obsolete language related to the repealed
commissioner of veterans affairs guardianship program; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2014, section 196.05, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 196.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

General duties.

The commissioner shall:

(1) act as the agent of a resident of the state having a claim against the United States
for benefits arising out of or by reason of service in the armed forces and prosecute the
claim without charge;

(2) act as custodian of veterans' bonus records;

(3) administer the laws relating to the providing of bronze flag holders at veterans'
graves for memorial purposes;

(4) administer the laws relating to recreational or rest camps for veterans so far
as applicable to state agencies;

(5) administer the state soldiers' assistance fund and veterans' relief fund and other
funds appropriated for the payment of bonuses or other benefits to veterans or for the
rehabilitation of veterans;

(6) cooperate with national, state, county, municipal, and private social agencies in
securing to veterans and their dependents the benefits provided by national, state, and
county laws, municipal ordinances, or public and private social agencies;

(7) provide necessary assistance where other adequate aid is not available to the
dependent family of a veteran while the veteran is hospitalized and after the veteran is
released for as long a period as is necessary as determined by the commissioner;

deleted text begin (8) act as the guardian, conservator, or representative payee of the estate for a minor
or an incompetent person receiving money from the United States government when
requested to do so by an agency of the United States of America provided sufficient
personnel are available;
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deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end cooperate with United States governmental agencies providing compensation,
pensions, insurance, or other benefits provided by federal law, by supplementing the
benefits prescribed therein, when conditions in an individual case make it necessary;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end assist dependent family members of military personnel who are called from
reserve status to extended federal active duty during a time of war or national emergency
through the state soldiers' assistance fund provided by section 197.03;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end exercise other powers as may be authorized and necessary to carry out the
provisions of this chapter and chapter 197, consistent with that chapter; and

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end provide information, referral, and counseling services to those veterans
who may have suffered adverse health conditions as a result of possible exposure to
chemical agents.