State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2007
HOUSE BILL NO. 1202
Introduced by: Representatives Gillespie, Elliott, and Halverson and Senators Hanson (Gary), Bartling, Maher, and Peterson (Jim)
returned to this state after service in an area designated as a combat zone by the President of the
United States and who has been assigned a risk level I or II for depleted uranium exposure by
the member's or veteran's branch or service, or any other member or veteran who has reason to
believe that the member or veteran was exposed to depleted uranium during such service, shall
be informed, upon request, of the member's or veteran's right to a medical evaluation for
exposure to depleted uranium to be conducted at the nearest United States Department of
Veterans Affairs medical facility. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs shall
promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to provide for the notification of members and
veterans required pursuant to this Act.
Section 3. Before January 1, 2008, the adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard shall submit a report to the Legislature on the scope and adequacy of training received by members of the armed forces on detecting whether their service as eligible members is likely to entail, or to have entailed, exposure to depleted uranium. The report shall include an assessment of the feasibility and cost of adding predeployment training concerning potential exposure to depleted uranium and other toxic chemical substances and the precautions recommended under combat and noncombat conditions while in a combat zone.