OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-914

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF A VETERAN FOR A CERTAIN HONOR AND CERTAIN BENEFIT.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill extends eligibility for the wartime service medal, veteran status on driver's license, and burial in the state veterans' cemeteries to members of the National Guard or a reserve unit of the military who were not called to active duty during a time of war. The population that will now qualify for these benefits is unknown. Both burial in veteran cemeteries and veteran status on identification have additional federal requirements and neither is anticipated to result in a fiscal impact. The state currently has approximately 100,000 wartime service ribbon and medal sets that can be awarded to newly eligible population and thus no additional costs will result from the bill.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.