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HB 166: "An Act relating to a program to honor a deceased veteran's military service."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 166                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to a program to honor a deceased veteran's military service."                                          
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1.  AS 26.10 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                 
04            Sec. 26.10.085.  Governor's memorial certificate program.  (a)  Upon                                       
05       request of the governor, the adjutant general of the Department of Military and                                   
06       Veterans' Affairs may conduct a program for honoring the memory of a deceased                                     
07       veteran who was discharged under honorable conditions by preparing and sending to                                 
08       an eligible recipient a certificate bearing the signature of the governor and expressing                          
09       the state's grateful recognition of the veteran's service in the armed forces, the Alaska                         
10       National Guard, the Alaska Scouts, the Alaska State Defense Force, or the Alaska                                  
11       Naval Militia.  The award of a certificate to one eligible recipient does not preclude                            
12       authorization of another certificate if a request is received from another eligible                               
13       recipient.                                                                                                        
14            (b)  In this section,                                                                                        
15                 (1)  "eligible recipient" means the surviving spouse, next of kin, or                                   
01       relative of the deceased veteran;                                                                                 
02                 (2)  "veteran" has the meaning given in AS 26.10.080.