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13-55-9.1Assistance to dependents of prisoners or missing in action--Definition of terms.

Terms used in §§ 13-55-9.2 to 13-55-9.7, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, mean:

(1)    "Dependent," any child born before or during the period of time a parent served as a prisoner of war or was declared a person missing in action, any child legally adopted or in the legal custody of the parent prior to and during the time the parent served as a prisoner of war or was declared to be a person missing in action, or the spouse, if not legally separated, of the prisoner of war or person missing in action; and

(2)    "Prisoner of war" and "person missing in action," any person who was a resident of the State of South Dakota at the time he entered service of the United States armed forces, or whose official residence is within the State of South Dakota, and who, while serving in the United States armed forces has been declared to be a prisoner of war or to be a person missing in action as established by the secretary of defense after January 1, 1940.

Source: SL 1973, ch 108, § 1; SL 1975, ch 128, § 343; SL 1985, ch 147.

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