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386.20 MS 1949 [Renumbered 386.20, subdivision 1]
    Subdivision 1. Recordation. (a) Certificates of discharge from the United States Army, the
United States Navy, and the United States Marine Corps and releases or transfers from active duty
therein may be recorded in the office of the county recorder of any county in this state by the
person to whom such discharge, release or transfer was issued without the payment of any fee to
the county recorder for recording the same. Upon the request of the person having such instrument
recorded, the county recorder shall not stamp, mark, or make any endorsement upon any such
certificate of discharge, release or transfer, but after the recording thereof has been completed the
recorder shall return the certificate of discharge, release, or transfer in the condition received.
(b) The release of any information pertaining to military certificates of discharge is governed
by section 196.08.
    Subd. 2. Prima facie evidence. The record of such certificate or duly certified copy thereof
shall be prima facie evidence of all the facts therein stated and received as evidence of such
facts in all courts of this state.
    Subd. 3. Record books. The county recorder of any county is hereby authorized and
empowered to procure at the expense of the county proper record books or electronic media for
recording such certificates of discharge with sufficient indexes thereto.
History: (885, 886, 887) 1919 c 266 s 1-3; 1945 c 542 s 1; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1986 c 444; 2003
c 124 s 3; 1Sp2003 c 8 art 2 s 19; 2005 c 4 s 79,80