Introduced by Representatives Baker of West Rutland, Krawczyk of Bennington, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Dunsmore of Georgia, Evans of Essex, Gervais of Enosburg, Keogh of Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, Louras of Rutland City, Martin of Springfield, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Niquette of Colchester, Otterman of Topsham and Winters of Williamstown
Subject: Military affairs; veterans; patriot’s medal
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to codify the patriot’s medal, which is presented to families of military personnel killed in action.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE PATRIOT’S MEDAL
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 20 V.S.A. § 1547 is added to read:
§ 1547. PATRIOT’S MEDAL
(a) The governor or designee, at an appropriate time and place, shall present the Vermont patriot’s medal and accompanying certificate to the families of Vermont residents killed in action while serving in the armed forces.
(b) The medals and certificates, which shall be procured by the office of veterans’ affairs, shall match as closely as possible the original sets first presented on September 21, 1996 to the families of Vermonters killed in action in the Vietnam War.
The Vermont General Assembly
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