(1) The term “active military service” as used in this chapter shall signify active duty in the Florida defense force or
federal service in training or on active duty with any branch of the Armed Forces
or Reservists of the Armed Forces, the Florida National Guard, the Coast Guard of
the United States, and service of all officers of the United States Public Health
Service detailed by proper authority for duty with the Armed Forces, and shall include
the period during which a person in military service is absent from duty on account
of sickness, wounds, leave, or other lawful cause.
(2) The term “period of active military service” as used in this chapter shall begin with the date of entering upon active military
service, and shall terminate with death or a date 30 days immediately next succeeding
the date of release or discharge from active military service, or upon return from
active military service, whichever shall occur first.
(3) The term “servicemember” as used in this chapter shall have the same meaning as provided in s. 250.01.
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