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2021-2022 Regular Session

Veterans can record discharge with county for free

A law that has, at times, discriminated against veterans based on their branch of service was changed to cover all former members of the U.S. armed forces.

The law, effective June 3, 2022, allows veterans to have their certificates of discharge recorded in their county at no cost. The law helps protect the discharge record, a DD-214, in the event of loss.

Previously, the law only covered Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans.

Rep. Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake) and Sen. Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo Township) sponsor the law.


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HF3001* / SF2925 / CH90
House Chief Author: Dettmer
Senate Chief Author: Anderson
Effective Dates: See chapter summary in the file link above.
* The legislative bill marked with an asterisk denotes the file submitted to the governor.