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Full Text of HB2875  97th General Assembly




HB2875 EnrolledLRB097 06012 KTG 46083 b

1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Veterans Affairs Act is
5amended by adding Section 2.02a as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2805/2.02a new)
7    Sec. 2.02a. Gold Star Family. Any natural father, natural
8mother, or spouse of a veteran killed in the line of duty,
9(also known as a Gold Star Family member) deemed eligible by
10the United States Department of Veterans Affairs who was a
11resident of the State of Illinois for a continuous period of
12one year immediately before making application is entitled to
13admission to any of the Illinois Veterans Homes should vacant
14beds exist. Preference for filling vacant beds or for filling
15vacant beds from a waiting list shall be granted first to
16eligible veterans.