|Public Act 096-0076
||LRB096 08354 DRJ 18464 b
AN ACT concerning veterans.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Terrorism Compensation Act.
In this Act:
"Armed forces of the United States" means the United States
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, the United
States Reserve Forces, or the Illinois National Guard. Service
in the merchant marine is not service in the armed forces for
purposes of this Act.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Veterans'
(a) Subject to appropriation, every person who has served
on active duty with the armed forces of the United States on or
after September 11, 2001 and prior to such time as Congress
declares such persons ineligible for the Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal or the Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal is entitled to receive compensation of $100 for
such service if (i) he or she had been a resident of the State
of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding the