35B.13  Burial--expenses.

The commission is responsible for the interment in a suitable cemetery of the body of any honorably discharged person who served in the military or naval forces of the United States during any war, including World War I at any time between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, both dates inclusive; World War II at any time between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946, both dates inclusive; the Korean Conflict at any time between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, both dates inclusive; the Vietnam Conflict at any time between December 22, 1961, and May 7, 1975, both dates inclusive; and the Persian Gulf Conflict at any time between August 2, 1990, and the date the president or the Congress of the United States declares a permanent cessation of hostilities, both dates inclusive; or the spouse, surviving spouse, or child of the person, if the person has died without leaving sufficient means to defray the funeral expenses. However, if Congress enacts a date different from August 2, 1990, as the beginning of the Persian Gulf Conflict for purposes of determining whether a veteran is entitled to receive military benefits as a veteran of the Persian Gulf Conflict, that date shall be substituted for August 2, 1990. The commission may pay the expenses in a sum not exceeding an amount established by the board of supervisors.

Section History: Early form

  [C97, § 433; S13, § 433; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5393; C39, § 3828.061; C46, 50, 54, § 250.13; C58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 250.13, 250.21; S81, § 250.13; 81 Acts, ch 33, § 9]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 67, §27; 88 Acts, ch 1082, §2; 91 Acts, ch 199, §2

  C93, § 35B.13

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