1997 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
By: Representative Holland
House Bill 434
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-9-301, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "VETERAN" BY DELETING THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES MUST HAVE SERVED DURING A PERIOD OF WAR OR ARMED CONFLICT IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IN THE STATEWIDE PERSONNEL SYSTEM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-9-301, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-9-301. The following terms shall have the meaning ascribed herein unless the context shall require otherwise:
(a) "Veteran" means a person who served in the active Armed Forces of the United States for a period of at least ninety (90) days * * * and was granted an honorable discharge therefrom; or was discharged therefrom for a service-connected injury in less than ninety (90) days.
(b) "Disabled veteran" means a veteran who the Veterans Administration has certified to have a service-connected disability within the last ninety (90) days.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.