PA 13-57—SB 386

Veterans' Affairs Committee

Education Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING HONORARY DIPLOMAS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS

SUMMARY: This act allows local and regional school boards to award high school diplomas to Vietnam Era veterans who left high school for military service before graduating, as they can already do for World War II and Korean War veterans. The act covers honorably or generally discharged veterans who served actively from February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975 in the U. S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force or any of their reserve components, including the Connecticut National Guard performing duty under U. S. Code Title 32 (e. g. , certain Homeland Security missions).

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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