HOUSE BILL NO. 4349
"Vietnam veteran era bonus act,"
by amending sections 2 and 11 (MCL 35.1022 and 35.1031), section 2 as amended by 2016 PA 201 and section 11 as amended by 1980 PA 194.
the people of the state of michigan enact:
(a) "Period of service" means that period 1 of the following periods of time, between as applicable:
(i) For an individual who enlisted before February 25, 1973, between 12:01 a.m. , on January 1, 1961 , and 12:01 a.m. , on September 1, 1973.
(ii) For an individual who enlisted on or after February 25, 1973, between 12:02 a.m. on September 1, 1973 and 12:01 a.m. on May 7, 1975.
(b) "Veteran" means an individual who meets both of the following:
(i) Is a veteran as defined in section 1 of 1965 PA 190, MCL 35.61.
(ii) Has completed not less than 190 days of honorable service or is listed as missing in action or died during the period of service from service-connected causes in the army, air, naval, marine, or coast guard forces of the United States including the auxiliary branches, was a resident of this state for not less than 6 months before entering the service or, while on active duty, was a resident of this state for not less than 6 months immediately before January 1, 1961 or, for an individual who enlisted on or after February 25, 1973, not less than 6 months immediately before February 25, 1973, and has not applied for and received similar benefits from another state for the same period of service. The 190 days required active duty does not include a period when assigned full time by the armed forces to a civilian institution for a course substantially the same as a course offered to civilians; or a period served as a cadet or midshipman at a service academy, active duty for training in an enlistment in the Army or Air National Guard, or as a reserve for service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard Reserve, with the exception of those military personnel who converted to active duty immediately upon completion of the initial active duty for training as evidenced by noninterruption in pay status from that of initial active duty for training to that of active duty. The 190 days' active duty requirement shall does not apply to a person an individual who died or who received a medical discharge from active military service due to injuries or disease incurred in the line of duty, as verified by the veterans' records or by the Veterans' Administration.Department of Veterans Affairs.
(c) "Combat veteran" means a veteran listed as missing in action, or a veteran eligible to wear the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal if eligibility for the award occurred during the period of service.
(d) "Beneficiary", subject to section 14(2), means, in relation to a deceased veteran or a veteran listed as missing in action, the a surviving spouse, a child or children, or the a dependent surviving mother or father parent in the order named which determination that may be made determined by the probate court of the county of residence of the veteran at the time of death. A surviving parent of a veteran shall be is eligible as a dependent of the veteran if that person surviving parent had a reasonable expectation of support in whole or in part from the veteran and that expectation is stated in the application.
(e) "Honorable service" means that service as evidenced by:
(i) Honorable or general discharge, or separation under honorable conditions.
(ii) In the case of a person For an individual who has not been discharged or separated, a certificate from the appropriate service authority that a person the individual did qualify under subparagraph (i) as if the veteran individual was being discharged or separated.
Time lost while absent without leave, in desertion, in confinement while undergoing the sentence of a court-martial, or time lost while in a nonduty status because of disease contracted through the veteran's individual's own misconduct shall is not be construed as honorable service.
(f) "Adjutant general" means the adjutant general of this sta