OLR Bill Analysis

SB 386

AN ACT CONCERNING HONORARY DIPLOMAS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows local and regional school boards to award high school diplomas to Vietnam era veterans who left high school before graduating for military service. The law already allows boards to do this for World War II and Korean War veterans. The bill covers honorably or generally discharged veterans who served actively from February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975 in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force or any of their reserve components, including the Connecticut National Guard.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Veterans' Affairs Committee

Joint Favorable Change of Reference

Yea

13

Nay

0

(03/07/2013)

Education Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

25

Nay

0

(03/28/2013)