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HB 201 (BR 12) - D. Mayfield, B. Yonts, A. Webb-Edgington

     AN ACT relating to military service.
     Amend KRS 40.353 to broaden the eligibility criteria for the Kentucky Medal for Freedom to include service members who were born in Kentucky or have a spouse or parent who is a Kentucky resident at the time of the member's death; designate the Act as "Staff Sergeant James Hunter Act."


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except include in eligible recipients members of the Armed Forces, a state National Guard, or a Reserve Component who was buried in Kentucky on or after July 15, 2008, and have a surviving spouse or parent who is a Kentucky resident; remove prior eligibility language related solely to birth or a surviving spouse or parent.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
     Mar 16-posted in committee
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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