FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 581
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WILSON (130) (Sponsor), MUNZLINGER, WILDBERGER,
BROWN (30), McGHEE, MYERS, DOUGHERTY, LAMPE, JOLLY, DUSENBERG, DIXON,
RUESTMAN AND JACKSON (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time February 17, 2005 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 42, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to fees for copies of veterans' death certificates.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 42, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 42.305, to read as follows:
42.305. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 193.265, RSMo, no person shall charge an immediate family member of a veteran a fee for any copies of the death certificate of that veteran if such copies are to be used by the family member to file for or access benefits.
2. The family member when requesting to receive one or more copies of the veteran's death certificate without charge shall provide a written notarized statement specifying the exact number of copies needed and designating the number of those copies that will be used to file for or access benefits.
3. As used in this section "immediate family member" means a veteran's spouse residing in the veteran's household, brothers and sisters of the whole blood or of the half blood, children, including adopted children and stepchildren, parents, and grandparents.