SB 0698 Establishes State-Owned Veterans' Cemetery in Springfield
LR Number:S2539.01I Fiscal Note:2539-01
Committee:Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs
Last Action:02/07/96 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Elections, Pensions & Veterans' Affair
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 698 - Federal law allows the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs to grant matching funds to states which meet certain requirements for the establishment of state-owned veterans' cemeteries.

This act would require the establishment of a state-owned veterans' cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. The Executive Director of the Missouri Veterans' Commission is given the authority to take actions necessary for the establishment of the cemetery.

Land is conveyed to the State by the city of Springfield, Missouri. If construction of the veterans' cemetery has not begun by November 28, 1998, the land described shall revert to the city of Springfield.