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Children of prisoners of war and persons missing in action; education.
Section 295.015, Florida Statutes 2004

295.015  Children of prisoners of war and persons missing in action; education.--

(1)  It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state to provide educational opportunity at state expense for dependent children either of whose parents became classified as prisoners of war or missing in action in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States during the Korean Conflict or during the Vietnam Era, as defined in s. 1.01(14), or civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government. Such educational opportunity shall be provided until such time as the parent so classified is returned alive or the parent's remains are recovered; provided that, in order to be eligible, the parents of such children must have been bona fide residents of the state for 5 years next preceding their application for the benefits hereof and must be permanent residents of the state on the effective date of this act.

(2)  The provisions of ss. 295.03, 295.04, 295.05, and 1009.40 shall apply.

History.--s. 2, ch. 72-346; s. 2, ch. 82-93; s. 13, ch. 84-114; s. 26, ch. 89-207; s. 21, ch. 95-143; s. 243, ch. 95-148; s. 949, ch. 2002-387.