00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(MLV)
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 a resident of the state and was discharged under honorable
08 conditions, by preparing and sending to an eligible recipient a certificate bearing the
09 signature of the governor and expressing the state's grateful recognition of the
10 veteran's service in the armed forces, the Alaska National Guard, the Alaska Scouts,
11 the Alaska State Defense Force, or the Alaska Naval Militia. The award of a
12 certificate to one eligible recipient does not preclude authorization of another
13 certificate if a request is received from another eligible recipient.
14 (b) The Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs shall determine the form
15 and content of the certificate and may adopt regulations necessary to administer the
02 (c) In this section,
03 (1) "eligible recipient" means the surviving spouse, next of kin, or
04 relative of the deceased veteran;
05 (2) "veteran" has the meaning given in AS 26.10.080.