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A96, R116, S321
Sponsors: Senators Moore and Martin
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gjk\20133sd05.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3667
Introduced in the Senate on January 25, 2005
Introduced in the House on March 2, 2005
Last Amended on May 19, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on May 25, 2005
Governor's Action: June 1, 2005, Signed
Summary: War Roster of military who served in certain wars
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/25/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11 1/25/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-11 2/23/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable General SJ-19 2/24/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-13 3/1/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-10 3/2/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-7 3/2/2005 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-7 5/18/2005 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-149 5/19/2005 House Amended HJ-93 5/19/2005 House Read second time HJ-95 5/19/2005 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-95 5/20/2005 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-8 5/20/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 5/25/2005 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-157 5/26/2005 Ratified R 116 6/1/2005 Signed By Governor 6/3/2005 Copies available 6/3/2005 Effective date 06/01/05 6/7/2005 Act No. 96
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A96, R116, S321)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A ROSTER PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO INCLUDE THE NAME AND PRINCIPAL ITEMS OF RECORD OF SPECIFIED PERSONS WHO SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY DURING CERTAIN OPERATIONS OR CONFLICTS AND AN ORDER OF BATTLE INCLUDING SOUTH CAROLINA UNITS PARTICIPATING IN THE OPERATIONS OR CONFLICTS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 73, PART II OF ACT 164 OF 1993 RELATING TO PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF OTHER MILITARY ROSTERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Preparation of war or conflict roster
SECTION 1. Chapter 11, Title 25 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 25-11-90. (A) The Division of Veterans Affairs shall prepare a complete roster of all South Carolina members of the United States military who served on active duty during:
(1) the Korean conflict;
(2) the Vietnam conflict;
(3) Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada);
(4) Operation Just Cause (Panama);
(5) Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Iraq and Kuwait);
(6) Operation Restore Hope (Somalia);
(7) Operations Joint Guard, Joint Forge, and Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina);
(8) Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo);
(9) Operation Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense); and
(10) Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (Afghanistan, Horn of Africa, Iraq, and Philippines).
This roster shall also include veterans born in South Carolina who served on active duty but may have enlisted in another state. Upon returning to South Carolina, that veteran's name must be added to the roster.
The list must be periodically updated to include persons who serve on active duty or are mobilized in any subsequent named military operation in which United States military personnel are engaged in armed conflict or any future war declared by the United States Congress.
(B) The roster shall contain the principal items of record of all military personnel included on the roster as shown by the service cards or records in the Office of State Selective Service, the Adjutant General, and the Department of Defense of the United States. The roster must be arranged in a manner to make the information readily accessible.
(C) The roster also shall contain an Order of Battle to include the name and location of assignment of every unit of the South Carolina National Guard and every active and reserve unit based in South Carolina participating in any of the conflicts listed in subsection (A). The Order of Battle must be periodically updated in conjunction with the roster.
(D) The Division of Veterans Affairs shall secure printing of the roster, and a copy or set must be delivered to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Department Headquarters of the American Legion and Auxiliary, Department Headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary, Department Headquarters of the Disabled American Veterans, county libraries, and each county Veterans Affairs Service Officer. Any remaining copies must be placed in the Office of the Division of Veterans Affairs for distribution as needed.
(E) The preparation and distribution of the roster is subject to the availability of funds as appropriated by the General Assembly to the Governor's Office, Division of Veterans Affairs for this purpose. These rosters and their distribution must be maintained and updated based on workloads and availability of funds.
(F) The inclusion of a person's name on the roster does not entitle the person to any additional benefits or any benefits for which the person would not otherwise qualify."
SECTION 2. Section 73, Part II of Act 164 of 1993 is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of May, 2005.
Approved the 1st day of June, 2005.
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