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73-209. Adjutant general; certificate of military service; transfer to state historical society. (a) On submission to the adjutant general of an original discharge or other official record of military service of any soldier, sailor or marine of the United States, or of a copy of such discharge or official record of military service certified to by a city, county or state official as being a true copy of original document, the adjutant general shall place such record on file in the adjutant general's office. If original documents are submitted, the adjutant general shall cause true copies of such original documents to be made and shall file the copies in the adjutant general's office and the originals shall be returned to the person who submitted them.

(b) Upon request of a soldier, sailor or marine whose records of military service have been filed in the adjutant general's office, the adjutant general shall cause to be furnished a certificate of military service in accordance with such records. The adjutant general shall not charge any fee for the certificate if the certificate is requested by a person who exhibits correspondence from the United States veterans administration or the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office which indicates that the person is applying for benefits from the United States veterans administration and that such person needs the certificate to obtain such benefits.

(c) The adjutant general shall transfer to the state archives of the Kansas state historical society for permanent retention any records of military service on file in the adjutant general's office, in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule for such records approved by the state records board.

History: L. 1919, ch. 281, § 1; R.S. 1923, 73-209; L. 1995, ch. 24, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 83, § 7; July 1.

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