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§ 20302. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 51 P.S. Military AffairsEffective: December 18, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 51 P.S. Military Affairs (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans' Benefit Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 18, 2006
51 P.S. § 20302
§ 20302. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Active service.” For a member of a component of the armed forces of the United States, the time served on active duty for which the member has received or is eligible to receive the Southwest Asia Service Medal for service related to the Persian Gulf Conflict Theater; for a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, time served on active duty for the support of operations in the Persian Gulf Conflict Theater whether or not that service was in the theater. The term includes time spent in hospitals as a result of service- connected wounds, diseases or injuries sustained on active service. Proof of such service shall be the official military records of the United States or such other evidence as is deemed sufficient by the Adjutant General. The term does not include time served on active duty for annual training or schooling, except for training and schooling in preparation for active duty in the Persian Gulf Conflict Theater.
“Fund.” The Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans' Compensation Bond Fund.
“Issuing officials.” The Governor, the Auditor General and the State Treasurer.
“Legal resident of this Commonwealth.” A member of the United States Armed Forces, the reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Pennsylvania National Guard whose home of record at the time of the Persian Gulf Conflict was this Commonwealth or any specific place in this Commonwealth without regard to the place of enlistment, commission or induction. The proof of such residence shall be the official records of the United States or such other evidence as is deemed sufficient by the Adjutant General.
“Persian Gulf Conflict Theater.” The area defined as the Persian Gulf Conflict Theater of Operations as established by the United States Department of Defense for the awarding of the Southwest Asia Service Medal for the period of time from August 2, 1990, through August 31, 1991.
“Veteran.” A member of the armed forces of the United States, including a member of the Army National Guard of the United States, the Air National Guard of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was ordered into or volunteered to serve on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of operations during the period from August 2, 1990, to August 31, 1991, and has received the Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM) established by executive order 12754, 12 March 1991. This term shall not include:
(1) any individual who, at any time during the Persian Gulf Conflict or thereafter, was separated from the armed forces under other than honorable conditions; and
(2) any individual who has renounced his United States citizenship.

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2006, April 24, P.L. 91, No. 29, § 2, effective upon certification of approval by electorate [Dec. 18, 2006].
51 P.S. § 20302, PA ST 51 P.S. § 20302
Current through Act 10 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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