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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.