Sen. John M. Sullivan

Filed: 3/11/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2032 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Children of Deceased Veterans Act is
5 amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
6     (330 ILCS 105/1)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 26)
7     Sec. 1. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall
8 provide, insofar as moneys are appropriated for those purposes,
9 for matriculation and tuition fees, board, room rent, books and
10 supplies for the use and benefit of children, not under 10 and
11 not over 18 years of age, except extension of time may be
12 granted for a child to complete high school but in no event
13 beyond the 19th birthday who have for 12 months immediately
14 preceding their application for these benefits had their
15 domicile in the State of Illinois, of World War I veterans who
16 were killed in action or who died between April 6, 1917, and
17 July 2, 1921, and of World War II veterans who were killed in
18 action or died after December 6, 1941, and on or before
19 December 31, 1946, and of Korean conflict veterans who were
20 killed in action or died between June 27, 1950 and January 31,
21 1955, and of Vietnam conflict veterans who were killed in
22 action or died between January 1, 1961 and May 7, 1975, as a
23 result of service in the Armed Forces of the United States or
24 from other causes of World War I, World War II, the Korean



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1 conflict or the Vietnam conflict, who died, whether before or
2 after the cessation of hostilities, from service-connected
3 disability, and of any veterans who died during the induction
4 periods specified below or died of a service-connected
5 disability incurred during such induction periods, such
6 periods to be those beginning September 16, 1940, and ending
7 December 6, 1941, and beginning January 1, 1947 and ending June
8 26, 1950 and the period beginning February 1, 1955, and ending
9 on the day before the first day thereafter on which individuals
10 (other than individuals liable for induction by reason of prior
11 deferment) are no longer liable for induction for training and
12 service into the Armed Forces under the Universal Military
13 Training and Service Act, and beginning January 1, 1961 and
14 ending May 7, 1975 and of any veterans who are totally and
15 permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected
16 disability (or who died while a disability so evaluated was in
17 existence); which children are attending or may attend a state
18 or private educational institution of elementary or high school
19 grade, a high school or a business college, vocational training
20 school, or other educational institution in this State where
21 courses of instruction are provided in subjects which would
22 tend to enable such children to engage in any useful trade,
23 occupation or profession. As used in this Act
24 "service-connected" means, with respect to disability or
25 death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that
26 the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in
27 the performance of active duty or active duty for training in
28 the military services. Such children shall be admitted to state
29 educational institutions free of tuition. No more than $250.00
30 may be paid under this Act for any one child for any one school
31 year.
32 (Source: P.A. 85-1187.)
33     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1 becoming law.".