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Title XX
VETERANS
Chapter 295
LAWS RELATING TO VETERANS: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 295.018
295.018 Children of servicemembers who died in Newfoundland air tragedy; educational opportunity.
(1) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state to provide educational opportunity at state expense for the dependent children of those servicemembers killed in the crash of a military transport airplane in Gander, Newfoundland, on December 12, 1985, while returning from Mideast peacekeeping duties in the Sinai Desert, which servicemembers entered the military service from this state. A certified copy of a death certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the fact that the dependent children of the servicemembers are eligible for such benefits.
(2) The provisions of ss. 295.03, 295.04, 295.05, and 1009.40 shall apply.
History.s. 2, ch. 86-177; s. 29, ch. 89-207; s. 246, ch. 95-148; s. 952, ch. 2002-387.