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SF 1703

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/16/2018 10:48am

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A bill for an act
relating to veterans; designating July 16 as Atomic Veterans Day;proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

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

Section 1.

[10.583] ATOMIC VETERANS DAY.

July 16 is designated as Atomic Veterans Day in honor of the veterans of the United
States armed forces who, in the exercise of their duties or in the course of their service,
were exposed to a radiation exposure and contamination event. The honored veterans include
those who are designated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as "Atomic
Veterans" for service as part of the occupation forces assigned to, or who were prisoners
of war housed near, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, after the detonation of atomic bombs
over those cities. The honored veterans include those who were involved in radiation exposure
events, including post-test events related to nuclear weapon devices detonated underground
or in shafts or whose duties involved regular use of radiation-producing equipment or
processes, such as power plant technicians aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and
submarines, x-ray technicians, and those assigned to the Enewetak Atoll radiation cleanup
projects.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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