1997 WISCONSIN ACT 116
An Act to amend 45.17 and 45.185 (2) of the statutes; relating to: the information gathered regarding veterans burials.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
116, s. s. 1
45.17 of the statutes is amended to read:
45.17 Investigation and report. Before assuming the burial expense, the county veterans' service officer shall make a careful inquiry into and examination of all the circumstances in the case to ascertain the existence of either financial condition required by s. 45.16. The officer shall report to the county clerk that the officer found the required financial condition, the facts supporting the finding, and the name, rank and command to which the deceased belonged, the and date of death of the deceased, the place where buried, occupation and an itemized statement of the burial expenses.
116, s. s. 2
45.185 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.185 (2) Such bodies shall report to the county clerk of their respective counties, on or before September 1 of each year, the respective locations of the graves so taken care of by them, together with the name and command to which every such member of the armed forces of the United States, including women's auxiliary organizations created by act of congress belonged, his or her rank at the date of death, of the deceased and the amount claimed for such care for a fiscal year from July 1 to June 30.