2015 House Bill 1179 - Senate

State of South Dakota  
NINETIETH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2015  

183W0517   SENATE ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1179 -  03/05/2015  

Introduced by:    Representatives Wollmann, Beal, Bolin, Brunner, Campbell, Craig, Deutsch, Haggar (Don), Harrison, Haugaard, Hawley, Heinemann (Leslie), Hickey, Hunt, Johns, Kaiser, Kirschman, Klumb, Latterell, Marty, McCleerey, Mickelson, Novstrup (Al), Otten (Herman), Peterson (Kent), Qualm, Rounds, Rozum, Schoenbeck, Schoenfish, Stalzer, Verchio, Westra, Wiik, Willadsen, and Zikmund and Senators Lederman, Brown, Frerichs, Greenfield (Brock), Haggar (Jenna), Monroe, Novstrup (David), Parsley, Peterson (Jim), and Sutton
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the definition of a veteran.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 33A-2-1 be amended to read as follows:
    33A-2-1. For the purposes of all statutes relating to rights, privileges, ceremonial recognition, exemptions, and benefits (except a state bonus) of veterans and their dependents, the term, veteran, means any person who:
            (1)    Has served on continuous federalized active military duty for a period of at least ninety days for reasons other than training the full obligation for active duty, reserve, or National Guard service in the military, or received an early discharge for a medical condition, hardship, reduction in force, or at the convenience of the military; and
            (2)    Has been separated or discharged from such service honorably or under honorable conditions.
    For purposes of this section, the term, benefits, includes veterans designation on a driver license or identification card, veterans license plates, veterans job preference, and burial benefits pursuant to §§ 33A-5-2 and 33A-5-3.

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