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                            CHAPTER 25-H.F.No. 1112 
                  An act relating to veterans affairs; providing 
                  authority to the Department of Veterans Affairs to 
                  access certain state databases to verify eligibility; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 13.461, by 
                  adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 13.461, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 27.  [STATE SOLDIERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.] Access to 
        information for purposes of verifying eligibility for the state 
        soldiers assistance program is governed by section 197.065. 
           Sec. 2.  [197.065] [ACCESS TO DATABASE.] 
           Notwithstanding section 13.46, subdivision 2, the 
        commissioner of veterans affairs may electronically access the 
        MAXIS database maintained by the Department of Human Services 
        for the purpose of verifying eligibility status of applicants 
        for benefits under the state soldiers assistance program. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective October 1, 2004. 
           Presented to the governor April 29, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 2, 2003, 3:20 p.m.