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SF 4384

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:32pm

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; expanding the definition of the term veteran; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 197.447.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 197.447, is amended to read:


The word "veteran" as used in Minnesota Statutes, except in sections 136F.28, 196.21,
and 243.251, meansnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who has been separated under
honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having
served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or by reason of disability incurred while
serving on active duty, or who has met the minimum active duty requirement as defined by
Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, section 3.12a, or who has active military service
certified under section 401, Public Law 95-202. The active military service must be certified
by the United States secretary of defense as active military service and a discharge under
honorable conditions must be issued by the secretarydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a person who was naturalized as provided in section 2(1) of the federal Hmong
Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-207, and resides in this state, or a
person who the commissioner of veterans' affairs determines served honorably with the
Special Guerrilla Units (SGU) or irregular forces operating from a base in Laos as surrogate
soldiers in support of the armed forces of the United States at any time during the period
beginning February 28, 1961, and ending May 14, 1975, is a citizen of the United States or
an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, and resides in the
new text end