language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 135-S.F.No. 1015 An act relating to veterans affairs; permitting the commissioner of veterans affairs access to taxpayer identification information to notify veterans of health hazards that might affect them; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 270B.14, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 270B.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 18. [DISCLOSURE TO COMMISSIONER OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.] (a) At the request of the commissioner of veterans affairs, the commissioner may disclose return information to the extent provided in paragraph (b) and for the purposes provided in paragraph (c). (b) Data that may be disclosed are limited to the taxpayer's identity, as defined in section 270B.01, subdivision 5. (c) The commissioner of veterans affairs may request data only for the purposes of locating and notifying individual veterans of health hazards, including, but not limited to, hearing loss, chemical, biological, and radiation exposure, Gulf War Syndrome, and other injuries as they become recognized as a result of their service in the armed forces of the United States and for the purpose of notifying veterans, their dependents, and survivors of veterans of potential benefits to which they may be entitled, including, but not limited to, eligibility for health care assistance for post-traumatic stress disorders and chemical dependency treatment as well as physical injuries. Requests for data by the commissioner of veterans affairs must be in writing and state the purpose of the request. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor February 26, 2004 Signed by the governor February 26, 2004, 12:25 p.m.