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Public Act 094-0106




Public Act 094-0106
SB2032 Enrolled LRB094 10881 RAS 41427 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Children of Deceased Veterans Act is amended
by changing Section 1 as follows:
    (330 ILCS 105/1)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 26)
    Sec. 1. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall
provide, insofar as moneys are appropriated for those purposes,
for matriculation and tuition fees, board, room rent, books and
supplies for the use and benefit of children, not under 10 and
not over 18 years of age, except extension of time may be
granted for a child to complete high school but in no event
beyond the 19th birthday who have for 12 months immediately
preceding their application for these benefits had their
domicile in the State of Illinois, of World War I veterans who
were killed in action or who died between April 6, 1917, and
July 2, 1921, and of World War II veterans who were killed in
action or died after December 6, 1941, and on or before
December 31, 1946, and of Korean conflict veterans who were
killed in action or died between June 27, 1950 and January 31,
1955, and of Vietnam conflict veterans who were killed in
action or died between January 1, 1961 and May 7, 1975, as a
result of service in the Armed Forces of the United States or
from other causes of World War I, World War II, the Korean
conflict or the Vietnam conflict, who died, whether before or
after the cessation of hostilities, from service-connected
disability, and of any veterans who died during the induction
periods specified below or died of a service-connected
disability incurred during such induction periods, such
periods to be those beginning September 16, 1940, and ending
December 6, 1941, and beginning January 1, 1947 and ending June
26, 1950 and the period beginning February 1, 1955, and ending
on the day before the first day thereafter on which individuals
(other than individuals liable for induction by reason of prior
deferment) are no longer liable for induction for training and
service into the Armed Forces under the Universal Military
Training and Service Act, and beginning January 1, 1961 and
ending May 7, 1975 and of any veterans who are totally and
permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected
disability (or who died while a disability so evaluated was in
existence); which children are attending or may attend a state
or private educational institution of elementary or high school
grade, a high school or a business college, vocational training
school, or other educational institution in this State where
courses of instruction are provided in subjects which would
tend to enable such children to engage in any useful trade,
occupation or profession. As used in this Act
"service-connected" means, with respect to disability or
death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that
the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in
the performance of active duty or active duty for training in
the military services. Such children shall be admitted to state
educational institutions free of tuition. No more than $250.00
may be paid under this Act for any one child for any one school
(Source: P.A. 85-1187.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/1/2005