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    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 196.19 to 196.26 the following terms
have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Veteran. "Veteran" means a person who is a resident of this state and who served in
the armed forces of the United States of America.
    Subd. 3. Chemical agents. "Chemical agents" means Agent Orange and any other identified
or unidentified chemical substance or compounds suspected by medical experts of adversely
affecting the physical, mental, or emotional health of members of the armed forces.
    Subd. 4. Agent Orange. "Agent Orange" means any herbicide, defoliant, or
pesticide containing dioxin and composed primarily of trichlorophenoxyacetic acid and
dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.
    Subd. 5. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of veterans affairs.
History: 1982 c 513 s 3; 2000 c 390 s 4-6