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  42.222.  Adjutant general to administer program — rulemaking authority — eligibility determination — who may apply — disallowance, statement required. — 1.  Except as otherwise provided in sections 42.220 to 42.226, the adjutant general of the state of Missouri shall administer the provisions of sections 42.220 to 42.226, and may adopt all rules and regulations necessary to administer the provisions of sections 42.220 to 42.226. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in sections 42.220 to 42.226 shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  Sections 42.220 to 42.226 and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536  to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2006, shall be invalid and void.

  2.  The adjutant general shall determine as expeditiously as possible the persons who are entitled to a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate under sections 42.220 to 42.226 and distribute the medallions, medals, and the certificates as provided in sections 42.220 to 42.226. Applications for the Vietnam War medallion, medal, and the certificate shall be filed with the office of the adjutant general at any time after January 1, 2007, on forms prescribed and furnished by the adjutant general's office.  The adjutant general shall approve all applications that are in order, and shall cause a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate to be prepared for each approved veteran in the form created by the veterans' commission under section 42.224.  The medallions, medals, and certificates shall be awarded until the supply of medallions, medals, and certificates is exhausted.  The adjutant general shall notify the general assembly when such supply totals less than one hundred.

  3.  The following persons may apply for a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate under sections 42.220 to 42.226:

  (1)  Any veteran who is entitled to a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate under sections 42.220 to 42.226;

  (2)  Any spouse or eldest living survivor of a deceased veteran who would be entitled to a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate under sections 42.220 to 42.226 but who died prior to having made application for such medallion, medal, and certificate.

  4.  If any spouse or eldest living survivor applies for the Vietnam War medallion, medal, and certificate under subsection 3 of this section or if any veteran dies after applying for a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate under sections 42.220 to 42.226 and such veteran would have been entitled to the Vietnam War medallion, medal, and the certificate, the adjutant general shall give the Vietnam War medallion, medal, and the certificate to the spouse or eldest living survivor of the deceased veteran.

  5.  If the adjutant general disallows any veteran's claim to a Vietnam War medallion, medal, and a certificate under sections 42.220 to 42.226, a statement of the reason for the disallowance shall be filed with the application and notice of this disallowance shall be mailed to the applicant at the applicant's last known address.

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(L. 2006 H.B. 978)


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