HB4442 EngrossedLRB097 18548 RPM 63780 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 changing Section 2.02a as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2805/2.02a)
7    Sec. 2.02a. Gold Star Family. Any natural father, natural
8mother, mother through adoption, father through adoption, or
9spouse of a veteran killed in the line of duty, (also known as
10a Gold Star Family member) deemed eligible by the United States
11Department of Veterans Affairs who was a resident of the State
12of Illinois for a continuous period of one year immediately
13before making application is entitled to admission to any of
14the Illinois Veterans Homes should vacant beds exist.
15Preference for filling vacant beds or for filling vacant beds
16from a waiting list shall be granted first to eligible
18(Source: P.A. 97-302, eff. 1-1-12.)