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196.21 DEFINITIONS.

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.