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HF 3801

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/15/2024 09:35am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to veterans; authorizing veteran service officers to receive vital records
without a fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 197.63, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 197.63, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Issuance without charge.

A certified copy of a birth, death, marriage,
divorce, dissolution of marriage record, or certified copy of veteran's discharge recorded
pursuant to section 386.20, shall be issued promptly by the officer charged with the keeping
of the records upon the request of, and without any charge to, any veteran, the surviving
spouse or next of kin of the veteran,new text begin a county veteran service officer appointed pursuant to
section 197.60, a
new text end service deleted text begin officersdeleted text end new text begin officernew text end of any veterans organization chartered by the
Congress of the United Statesdeleted text begin ,deleted text end or the Department of Veterans Affairsdeleted text begin ,deleted text end for use in the
presentation of claims to the United States Veterans Administration or in connection with
any veterans organization or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The word "veteran" as
used in this section means any man or woman who is a veteran as defined in section 197.447,
and who is a citizen of the United States or resident alien.