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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 444-S.F.No. 1794 
           An act relating to veterans; redefining the term 
          "veteran"; setting criteria for educational 
          assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 
          197.447; and 197.75, subdivision 2.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 197.447, is 
amended to read: 
    197.447 [VETERAN, DEFINED.] 
    The word "veteran" as used in Minnesota Statutes except in 
sections 43A.11, 196.02, 196.07, 197.59, 197.601 136C.13, 
196.21, 197.971, and 202.038 243.251, means any person 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, and who is a citizen of 
the United States or resident alien or who has active military 
service certified under section 401, Public Law Number 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 
Secretary. 
      Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 197.75, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [LIMITATIONS.] None of The provisions of benefits 
in subdivision 1 shall be made are not available to any a 
veteran who is entitled to the same or similar benefits 
under any a law or regulation of the United States now in force 
or hereafter created, unless the, with the exceptions in 
paragraphs (a) and (b). 
    (a) A veteran shall have who has been eligible for and 
exhausted has used up the benefits the veteran is entitled to 
under the laws of the United States, through use thereof, in 
which event the veteran shall be is entitled to the benefits 
provided for by subdivision 1.  
    (b) A veteran who has had less than ten years of 
eligibility for educational assistance under federal law because 
of the December 31, 1989, delimiting date and who has lost more 
than four months of that eligibility is entitled to the benefits 
provided for by subdivision 1. 
    Presented to the governor April 12, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 16, 1990, 4:30 p.m.