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H. B. 4078


(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, and Delegates Louisos, Martin, Givens, Michael, Williams and Willison)

[Introduced January 18, 2000; referred to the
Committee on Education.]



A BILL to amend article two, chapter eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section thirty-four, relating to providing high school diplomas to certain World War I and World War II veterans that did not graduate from high school due to their military service.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article two, chapter eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section thirty-four, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

§18-2-34. High school diplomas for World War I and World War II veterans.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code or rule to the contrary, the state board shall provide for the awarding of high school diplomas to any World War I or World War II veteran who:
(1) Left high school prior to graduation in order to serve in the armed forces of the United States;
(2) Did not receive a high school diploma as a consequence of the service; and
(3) Was discharged from the armed services under honorable conditions.
(b) The state board and the veterans' council, created in article one, chapter nine-a of this code, shall jointly promulgate guidelines for the identification of eligible veterans and for the awarding of diplomas.
(c) For purposes of this section:
(1) "World War I Veteran" means any veteran who:
(A) Performed wartime service between April sixth, one thousand nine hundred seventeen and November eleventh, one thousand nine hundred eighteen; or
(B) Has been awarded the World War I Victory Medal; and
(2) "World War II Veteran" means any veteran who performed wartime service between September sixteenth, one thousand nine hundred forty and December thirty-first, one thousand nine hundred forty-six.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide high school diplomas to those World War I and World War II veterans that did not graduate from high school due to their military service.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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