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Public Act 097-0302





Public Act 097-0302
HB2875 EnrolledLRB097 06012 KTG 46083 b

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

Effective Date: 1/1/2012