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.