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House Bill 1387


House Bill 1387

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1387 (Updated April 24, 2013 2:50 pm - DI 109)


Veterans' affairs. Creates the Indiana Funeral Honors Ribbon to be awarded to members and retired members of the Indiana Air National Guard and the Indiana Army National Guard and members of veterans' organizations who: (1) are trained and certified for; and (2) provide honorable and distinguished service in; the performance of military funerals and similar activities within Indiana. Provides that county and city service officers must be certified by the Indiana department of veterans' affairs (department). Requires the veterans' affairs commission to: (1) establish standards for certification of county and city service officers; and (2) establish and administer a written examination for renewal of the certification of county and city service officers. Requires a county or city service officer to obtain certification from the department within 30 days after becoming employed as a service officer. Requires a new county or city service officer, within one year after becoming employed as a service officer, to attend a course and become accredited to represent veterans. Requires a county or city service officer employed prior to July 1, 2013, to attend a course and become accredited to represent veterans by July 1, 2015. Requires the veterans' affairs commission to administer a grant program to reimburse service officers for training expenses and to reimburse counties and cities employing service officers for computer equipment and software. Transfers $180,000 from the veterans' affairs trust fund to the military family relief fund. Appropriates the $180,000 for the grant program. Provides that funding the grants is a purpose of the military family relief fund.
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