SB 225

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Alabama Cold War Victory Medal Act, established
Description

This bill would establish the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal Act of 2018

This bill would authorize the Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard to establish and award the Cold War Victory Medal to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces

This bill would establish criteria for the awarding of the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces

This bill would provide that the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal could be awarded and worn until the establishment and authorization of a federal Cold War Medal award or its equivalent for members of the United States Armed Forces

Relating to the National Guard; to establish the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal to be awarded to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces; to authorize the Adjutant General to establish and award the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces; to establish criteria for the awarding of the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal; and to limit the authorization and wear of the award until the authorization of a federal Cold War Medal award or its equivalent.

Subjects
National Guard
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This bill would establish the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal Act of 2018

This bill would authorize the Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard to establish and award the Cold War Victory Medal to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces

This bill would establish criteria for the awarding of the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces

This bill would provide that the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal could be awarded and worn until the establishment and authorization of a federal Cold War Medal award or its equivalent for members of the United States Armed Forces

Relating to the National Guard; to establish the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal to be awarded to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces; to authorize the Adjutant General to establish and award the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal to eligible members of the Alabama National Guard or armed forces; to establish criteria for the awarding of the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal; and to limit the authorization and wear of the award until the authorization of a federal Cold War Medal award or its equivalent.

Section 1

This act shall be known and may be cited as the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal Act of 2018.

Section 2

(a) The Governor, in consultation with the Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, may adopt regulations and policies relating to the establishment and awarding of the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal. (b) The Alabama Cold War Victory Medal shall be awarded to any member or former member of the armed forces of this state or of the United States who meets the following requirements: (1) Served in the ranks of the armed forces between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991; and (2) Was a resident of this state at the time he or she entered military service. (c) A person may be awarded only one Alabama Cold War Victory Medal for the entirety of the period of eligibility of the Cold War. (d) The design of the Alabama Cold War Victory Medal shall be selected from currently existing designs for similar Cold War awards available on the open market and shall be approved by the Adjutant General. (e) Only one design shall be selected and approved for the award and worn by any person authorized to wear the award under this act. (f) The Alabama Cold War Victory Medal shall be authorized to be awarded and for wear by members of the Alabama National Guard only during the period for which a federal Cold War Medal or its equivalent is not authorized to be awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. (g) Upon the establishment and authorization of a federal Cold War Medal or its equivalent, the authorization for the Alabama award shall be rescinded and the federal award shall be awarded and worn in its place in accordance with the guidelines established for that award.

Section 3

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 6, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
March 6, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 608
March 6, 2018SThird Reading Passed
February 22, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 25, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
2018-03-06
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed