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5 ILCS 70/1.44

    (5 ILCS 70/1.44)
    Sec. 1.44. Honorably discharged; veterans benefits. In determining the meaning of any statute or rule or interpretation by the various administrative agencies of this State, for purposes of determining eligibility for any veterans benefit available from the State, the words "honorable discharge" and "honorably discharged" include a discharge under other than honorable conditions or general discharge under honorable conditions if only due to a person's sexual orientation or gender identity but does not include a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge.
(Source: P.A. 102-382, eff. 1-1-22.)