|Public Act 096-0087
||LRB096 10897 RCE 21138 b
AN ACT concerning former prisoners of war.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Historic Preservation Agency Act is amended
by adding Section 27 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3405/27 new)
Former POWs; free admission.
Every veteran who is
a resident of Illinois and a former prisoner of war is exempt
from all admission fees in museums that receive State funds.
For the purposes of this Section, a former prisoner of war is a
veteran who was taken and held prisoner by a hostile foreign
force while participating in an armed conflict as a member of
the United States Armed Forces. Any identification card or
other form of identification issued by the Veterans'
Administration or other governmental agency that indicates the
card-holder's former prisoner of war status is sufficient to
accord the card-holder the fee-exempt admission privileges
under this Section.
This Act takes effect upon