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(a) As used in this section, (1) “department” means the Department of Veterans Affairs, (2) “service member” means a member of the armed forces, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103, including the Connecticut National Guard, (3) “veteran” has the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 27-103, and (4) “committee” means the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to veterans' and military affairs.
(b) The Department of Veterans Affairs shall develop and maintain a service members' and veterans' contact list, consisting of only the names and mailing addresses of service members and veterans who reside in this state, using information in the department's records and information submitted to the department by (1) the Military Department, as provided in subsection (c) of this section, (2) the assessor of each town, as provided in subsection (d) of this section, and (3) service members or veterans, as provided in subsection (e) of this section.
(c) On or before September 1, 2005, the Military Department shall submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs a list of the name and mailing address, but no other information, of each service member who is a resident of this state that is in the records of the Military Department.
(d) On or before the sixtieth day following the date on which an exemption pursuant to subdivision (19) of section 12-81 takes effect, as provided in section 12-95, the assessor of each town that granted any such exemption shall submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs a list of the name and mailing address, but no other information, of each individual who has such exemption.
(e) A service member or veteran who is a resident of this state may add his or her name and mailing address to the contact list by submitting such information to the Department of Veterans Affairs in person or by mail. A service member shall include a copy of his or her military identification card and a veteran shall include a copy of his or her military discharge document, as defined in section 1-219.
(f) Any individual who is included in the contact list may cause his or her name to be removed from the contact list by notifying the Department of Veterans Affairs in writing.
(g) (1) The Department of Veterans Affairs or the Military Department may use the contact list solely for the purposes of notifying service members or veterans of benefits, proposed or enacted legislation that affects service members or veterans or their families, or other information that the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Military Department believes will be helpful to service members or veterans or their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs shall provide a copy of the contact list to the Military Department, upon receipt of a written request signed by the Adjutant General.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 1-210, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Military Department shall not disclose any information in the contact list to any person other than as provided in this subsection. No person shall use the contact list for any purpose other than as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 27. Armed Forces and Veterans § 27-100c. Contact list for service members and veterans - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-27-armed-forces-and-veterans/ct-gen-st-sect-27-100c/
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