SB 709 Authorizes the issuance of a medallion, medal and certificate to veterans who served in certain wars
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 5287S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 3/27/2014 - Voted Do Pass S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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Current Bill Summary

SB 709 - This act creates two new medallion programs, "Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Medallion Program" and the "Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm Medallion Program." Under the act, any veteran who served on active duty during certain dates, is a legal resident of this state or was a legal resident at the time of discharge from military service, or was a Missouri National Guard member regardless of residency is eligible for a medal of appreciation for service.

This act also authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal and certificate of appreciation to any veteran who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam War as a member of the Missouri National Guard regardless of whether the veteran is a resident of Missouri.

This act is identical to HB 1933 (2014), provisions contained in the truly agreed to and finally passed version of HCS/SB 600 (2014), similar to HB 1766 (2014), and substantially similar to SCS/HB 450 (2013).