SEC. 35-3-13. Recordation without cost of honorable discharges and service certificates.
All chancery clerks, of all counties of the State of Mississippi, shall record, without any cost whatsoever to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States residing in the same county as the chancery clerk, all honorable discharges and all certificates of service of any and all members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the army, navy and marine, coast guard and nurses corps.
The board of supervisors of all counties shall furnish to the chancery clerk * * * all necessary supplies and equipment for the recording of these instruments, and allow out of the general fund of the county the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) for recording the discharge certificate. All certified copies will be furnished free without cost either to the soldier, sailor, marine, coast guardsman, nurse or the county.
The chancery clerk of all counties shall keep a record of all honorable discharges and certificates of discharge in a separate record safeguarded and protected from theft, and definitely marked "Record of Discharged Members of the Armed Forces." The chancery clerk shall * * * furnish certified copies of the discharge or discharge certificate of any veteran when so requested by the veteran, his dependents or his authorized representative; however, before furnishing any copy of the discharge or discharge certificate, the chancery clerk must verify the identity and relationship to the veteran of the person requesting the copy and must obtain and maintain on file a signed consent for the release of information from the veteran, dependent or authorized representative.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 7516; Laws, 1942, ch. 191; 1944, ch. 164, Sec. 1; 1994, ch. 521, Sec. 38; Laws, 2002, ch. 609, § 2, HB 251, eff from and after July 1, 2002.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2002.
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