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S.F. No. 1703 - Atomic Veterans Day
Author: Senator Andrew Mathews
Prepared By: Priyanka Premo, Senate Counsel (651/296-3914)
Date: March 8, 2017


S.F. 1703 designates July 16th as Atomic Veterans Day in honor of veterans who were exposed to radiation and contamination while in service.

Honored veterans include the following:

  • Occupation forces or prisoners of war housed near Hiroshima and Nagasaki after atomic bomb detonations;
  • Any veteran assigned to Enewetak Atoll radiation cleanup projects; and
  • Veterans who regularly worked with radiation-producing equipment or processes.

Effective date. This bill is effective the day following final enactment.

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