PA 12-87—sHB 5299

Select Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF REMAINS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL

SUMMARY: This act gives a U. S. Department of Defense DD Form 93, “Record of Emergency Data,” executed by a U. S. or state armed forces member, the same legal effect as a document authorized under existing law that directs the (1) disposition or (2) custody and control of the disposition of a signatory's body at death.

By law, the state's armed forces are the (1) National Guard; (2) organized militia (i. e. , the governor's guards, the State Guard, and other military forces the governor may designate as commander-in-chief); and (3) naval militia and marine corps branch of the naval militia, whenever organized (CGS 27-2).

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

OLR Tracking: JRH: ND: MJ: DY/ts