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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Statute on Statutes is amended by adding
5Section 1.44 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 70/1.44 new)
7    Sec. 1.44. Honorably discharged; veterans benefits. In
8determining the meaning of any statute or rule or
9interpretation by the various administrative agencies of this
10State, for purposes of determining eligibility for any
11veterans benefit available from the State, the words
12"honorable discharge" and "honorably discharged" include a
13discharge under other than honorable conditions or general
14discharge under honorable conditions due to a person's sexual
15orientation or gender identity but does not include a bad
16conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge.