 Oklahoma legislation affecting veterans

applicable federal law, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined One Hundred Dollars
($100.00) One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not more than six (6) months or both.
B. If a decoration or medal involved in an offense under subsection A of this section is a Congressional Medal of Honor, the offender shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony and fined an amount not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not more than one (1) year, or both.
C. If a person presents any falsified or altered document as proof of service or authorization for decoration or medal, such person shall be guilty of a felony and fined an amount not to exceed
Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not more than one (1) year.
 BILL NO. 398
SUBJECT: Interment assistance for veterans – shall become effective January 1, 2017.
The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs shall establish a program to provide assistance for the proper interment or cremation of honorably discharged indigent veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The program shall aid in obtaining any available burial benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or through private organizations. The program shall provide for a burial grant for any indigent veteran or any person who qualifies for financial assistance as determined by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. Maximum reimbursement shall not exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per indigent veteran.

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