PA 11-17—HB 6319

Education Committee

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS FOR KOREAN WAR VETERANS

SUMMARY: This act expands local or regional school boards' authority to award high school diplomas to veterans who did not receive them because they left high school for military service. Previously, boards could do so only for World War II veterans. Under the act, they may also do so for veterans of the Korean hostilities. The act covers honorably discharged veterans who served actively from June 27, 1950 to October 27, 1953, in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force or any of their reserve components, including the Connecticut National Guard.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

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