SB 599 Creates a military medal of freedom for certain veterans who served in a Middle East war or conflict after 1990
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 2403S.02C Fiscal Note: 2403-02
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 5/18/2007 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 599 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SCS/SB 599 - This act provides that every veteran who honorably served on Title 10 active duty status in the U.S. military any time between August 2, 1990 and January 1, 2015, during a declared war or conflict, shall be entitled to receive a medal of freedom, medallion, and certificate, provided that the veteran is a legal resident of the state, or was a legal resident of the state at the time he or she entered or was discharged from military service or at the time of his or her death, and such veteran was honorably discharged or was in active service in honorable status at the time of his or her death.

The Adjutant General shall administer the provisions of this act, and shall adopt all rules necessary to do so. The Adjutant General shall determine who is entitled to the medal, medallion, and certificate, and shall distribute such medals, medallions, and certificates to eligible persons. Applications shall be filed with the Adjutant General's office at any time after January 1, 2010, on forms prescribed and furnished by the office. Applications may also be made by a spouse or the eldest surviving relative of eligible deceased veterans, who shall be entitled to receive such medal, medallion, and certificate on behalf of the deceased veteran.

The veterans' commission shall design the form of the medal, medallion, and certificate, and may solicit potential designs from elementary and secondary schools, veterans' groups, civic organizations or any other interested party. The commission shall forward approved designs to the adjutant general for distribution.

The provisions of this act are similar to HB 892 (2007).

ALEXA PEARSON