90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2643
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VETERANS-PAY HEADSTONE TRANSPO                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Veterans Burial Places Act.  Increases the amount  the      
   Department of Veterans' Affairs shall pay for the cost of transporting      
   and  erecting  a headstone or memorial for a United States war veteran      
   when the headstone or memorial is  required  to  be  provided  by  the      
   United  States  Government  from  an  amount  not to exceed  $50 to an      
   amount not to exceed $100. Changes a reference to  a  Section  of  the      
   United States Code to reflect its renumbering.  Effective immediately.      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          5 ILCS 490/100 new                                                   
          5 ILCS 490/105 new                                                   
          20 ILCS 2805/2.01a              from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 67.01a        
          20 ILCS 2805/10 new                                                  
          110 ILCS 947/40                                                      
        Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act.  Provides that the 27th      
   day of July of each year is designated Korean War  Armistice  Day  and      
   the  third  Friday  of  September  of  each year is designated POW/MIA      
   Recognition Day.  Amends  the  Department  of  Veterans  Affairs  Act.      
   Provides  that  money  received by any officer of an Illinois Veterans      
   Home shall be spent for the special comfort, pleasure,  and  amusement      
   of  residents  and  employees (now only residents).  Provides that the      
   Department of Veterans Affairs shall  study  the  feasibility  of  the      
   State  of Illinois using existing United States Department of Veterans      
   Affairs long-term care bed space to meet  the  future  long-term  care      
   needs of the State's veterans and issue a final report to the Governor      
   and  General  Assembly  by  July  1, 1999. Amends the Higher Education      
   Student Assistance Act. From the general requirement that in order to       
   receive  a Veteran Grant a veteran's service with the armed forces be       
   for at least one year, excepts a veteran whose service with the armed       
   forces is for less than one year but includes active military duty  in      
   Bosnia.  Further  amends  the  Veterans  Burial Places  Act  to remove      
   provision allowing the amount  paid  to  be  remitted  to  a  monument      
   company official.                                                           
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0752

   Last action date: 98-08-14

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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