97-H 6515
Effective Without the Governor's Signature
Jul. 8, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Section 30-22-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 30-22 entitled "Extension of Veterans' Benefits" is hereby amended to read as follows:

30-22-3. Veterans of undeclared wars or campaigns. -- The provisions of all of the statutes of this state granting benefits {DEL or DEL} {ADD , ADD} privileges {ADD or bonuses ADD} to veterans of any war in which the United States of America has heretofore been engaged, or to the widow or widower or other surviving kin of deceased veterans of that war, shall hereafter be construed to provide for like benefits {DEL and DEL} {ADD , ADD} privileges {ADD and bonuses ADD} for any man or woman of the armed forces who has been engaged heretofore, is now, or may hereafter be engaged in the active conduct of and/or fighting in the Korean campaign or the conflict in Vietnam or any following campaign or war, declared or undeclared, which the armed forces of the United States of America conduct or in which those forces have a part, and who, having been actively engaged as hereinbefore described, has heretofore or may hereafter be honorably discharged from the armed forces of this nation, and to the widow or widower or other surviving kin of any such deceased veteran of that campaign or war.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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