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Am. H. B. No. 532 As Reported by the House Veterans Affairs CommitteeAs Reported by the House Veterans Affairs Committee
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Kozlowski, Gonzales
Representatives Henne, Gardner, Derickson, Adams, J., Bubp, Pillich, Garland, Grossman, Sears, Szollosi, Hottinger, Buchy, Fende, Wachtmann, Lundy, Ruhl, Yuko, Reece, Dovilla, Boose, Conditt, Stebelton, Maag, Young, Goodwin, Johnson, Landis, Butler, Fedor, Hagan, C., Martin, Milkovich, Rosenberger
To amend section 5913.11 of the Revised Code to
revise the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction law,
and to make an appropriation.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 5913.11 of the Revised Code be
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 5913.11. (A) There is hereby created the Ohio military
medal of distinction. The adjutant general shall design the medal
and coordinate an eligibility establishment program. An individual
is eligible for the medal if the individual was killed
in the line
of duty on or after September 10, 2001, while doing one of the
(1) Engaging in an action against an enemy of the United
(2) Engaging in military operations involving conflict with
an opposing foreign force;
(3) Serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed
conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United
States is not a belligerent party; or
(4) Serving in a combat zone designated by presidential
(B) To receive the Ohio military medal of distinction, an
individual shall be at least one of the following at the time the
member was killed
in the line of duty:
An Ohio A national guard member who is a resident of this
(2) An Ohio national guard member;
(3) A United States military reserves member who is a
resident of this state;
(3)(4) A United States armed forces member who is either a
resident of this state or stationed in this state by a United
States department of defense order.
(C) (1) At least once per year,
both houses of the general
assembly the adjutant general shall obtain provide a list of
eligible medal recipients from to the adjutant general department
of veterans services
and meet in joint convention to and the
governor. The adjutant general shall prepare a medal for each
eligible medal recipient. The medal shall be presented to the
recipient's primary next of kin, as designated by the recipient.
If the recipient has not designated a primary next of kin or if
the designated primary next of kin is deceased, the primary next
of kin shall be determined under the rules of the United States
department of defense.
(2) The governor and the general assembly annually shall hold
a joint ceremony to recognize the medal recipients for the prior
year and to present each medal to the recipient's primary next of
kin, as determined under division (C)(1) of this section.
Beginning in 2013, in any year in which the governor holds a
wreath-laying ceremony to honor the deceased veterans of the
state, the ceremony to recognize the medal recipients shall be
held on the same day as the wreath-laying ceremony.
(D)(1) If a parent of the medal recipient is the primary next
of kin, as determined under division (C)(1) of this section, and
the medal recipient's parents are not married to each other or are
legally separated from each other, the medal recipient's other
living parent may request a duplicate medal at no cost.
If neither of the medal recipient's parents is the primary
next of kin, as determined under division (C)(1) of this section,
the living parents of the medal recipient jointly may request a
duplicate medal at no cost, except that if the parents of the
medal recipient are not married to each other or are legally
separated from each other, each living parent may request a
duplicate medal at no cost.
If the medal recipient's spouse is not the primary next of
kin, the spouse may request a duplicate medal at no cost.
The adjutant general shall prescribe a form by which a parent
or spouse may request a duplicate medal under division (D) (1) of
(2) A surviving spouse, a natural or adopted child who is at
least eighteen years of age, a parent, a brother or sister,
whether of the whole or the half blood, who is at least eighteen
years of age, an aunt or uncle who is at least eighteen years of
age, or a grandparent of a medal recipient may apply to the
adjutant general, on a form prescribed by the adjutant general, to
receive a duplicate medal. The applicant shall include with the
application a fee in an amount to be determined by the adjutant
general. The adjutant general shall set the fee at an amount no
greater than the cost of producing the duplicate medal.
(E) There is in the state treasury the military medal of
distinction fund. The fund shall consist of all fees collected
from applicants for duplicate medals as well as appropriations
made by the general assembly for purposes of the Ohio military
medal of distinction program. The fund shall be used to pay for
the production of medals. Investment earnings of the fund shall be
credited to the fund.
Section 2. That existing section 5913.11 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.
ADJ ADJUTANT GENERAL
Section 3. All items in this section are hereby appropriated
as designated out of any moneys in the state treasury to the
credit of the State Special Revenue Fund Group. For all
appropriations made in this act, those in the first column are for
fiscal year 2012 and those in the second column are for fiscal
year 2013. The appropriations made in this act are in addition to
any other appropriations made for the FY 2012-FY 2013 biennium.
State Special Revenue Fund Group
||Military Medal of Distinction
|TOTAL SSR State Special Revenue Fund Group
|TOTAL ALL BUDGET FUND GROUPS
MILITARY MEDAL OF DISTINCTION
On the effective date of this act, or as soon as possible
thereafter, the Director of Budget and Management shall transfer
$2,500 cash from the General Revenue Fund to the Military Medal of
Distinction Fund (Fund 5LY0). The amount transferred shall be used
by the Adjutant General for the purposes described in section
5913.11 of the Revised Code.
Section 4. Within the limits set forth in this act, the
Director of Budget and Management shall establish accounts
indicating the source and amount of funds for each appropriation
made in this act, and shall determine the form and manner in which
appropriation accounts shall be maintained. Expenditures from
appropriations contained in this act shall be accounted for as
though made in Am. Sub. H.B. 153 of the 129th General Assembly.
The appropriations made in this act are subject to all
provisions of Am. Sub. H.B. 153 of the 129th General Assembly that
are generally applicable to such appropriations.