33A-2-10. Veterans' bonus program--Definitions.

For the purposes of §§ 33A-2-12 to 33A-2-33, inclusive, terms mean:

(1)    "Armed forces," the United States Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and their components, including both men and women;

(2)    "Bonus," the benefits provided under §§ 33A-2-10 to 33A-2-33, inclusive;

(3)    "Dependents of deceased veterans," or "dependents," any person standing in relation to a deceased veteran of: surviving spouse, child, mother, father, foster mother or father, regardless of whether or not the person was actually dependent upon the deceased veteran;

(4)    "Secretary," the secretary of veterans affairs appointed pursuant to § 1-46A-1;

(5)    "Legal resident," a person who for a period of not less than six months immediately preceding entry into the armed forces of the United States as defined by subdivision (1) was a resident in good faith of the State of South Dakota;

(6)    "Veteran," any veteran as defined in § 33A-2-1 who served in the armed forces during the period beginning January 1, 1993, to a date to be determined by the South Dakota Legislature.

Source: SL 1969, ch 173, § 1; SL 1991, ch 268, § 1; SL 1992, ch 238, § 1; SL 2004, ch 225, § 1, eff. Mar. 9, 2004; SL 2007, ch 187, § 167; SDCL § 33-17-16; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), §§ 19, 20, eff. Apr. 12, 2011; SL 2020, ch 140, § 4.