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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 468-S.F.No. 1466
           An act relating to veterans; changing the eligibility 
          for veteran's preference for civil service employment; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 43A.11, 
          subdivision 1; and 197.447. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 43A.11, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] Recognizing that training and 
experience in the military services of the government and 
loyalty and sacrifice for the government are qualifications of 
merit which cannot be readily assessed by examination, a 
veteran's preference shall be available pursuant to this section 
to United States citizens who entered the military service of 
this country prior to December 31, 1976 and separated under 
honorable conditions (a) after having served on active duty for 
181 consecutive days or (b) by reason of disability incurred 
while serving on active duty a veteran as defined in section 
197.447. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 197.447, is 
amended to read: 
    197.447 [VETERAN, DEFINED.] 
    The word "veteran" as used in sections 43A.11, 196.02, 
196.07, 197.59, 197.601, and 282.038 means any person 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, and who is a citizen of 
the United States.  
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment 
and applies to all veterans who are on a waiting list for 
employment on the effective date of section 1 and veterans who 
have taken an examination after the effective date of section 1. 
    Approved April 25, 1984