78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 573, Chapter 1020 Page: 1 of 4
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CHAPTER 1020 H.B. No. 573
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor and other state
3 military awards.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION i. Section 431.131, Government Code, is amended to
6 read as follows:
7 Sec. 431.131. TEXAS LEGISLATIVE MEDAL OF HONOR. (a) The
8 Texas Legislative Medal of Honor shall be awarded to a member of the
9 state or federal military forces designated by concurrent
10 resolution of the legislature who 'voluntarily performs a deed of
11 personal bravery or self-sacrifice involving risk of life that is
12 so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the person for gallantry
13 and intrepidity above the person's comrades. Awarding of the medal
14 shall be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit. The
15 medal may be awarded only on incontestable proof of performance of
16 the deed. To be eligible for the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor,
17 a person must:
18 (1) have been born in this state;
19 (2) reside in this state or have been a resident of
20 this state on the person's death; or
21 (3) have been a resident of this state when the person
22 entered military service.
23 (b) A person is not ineligible for the [ke] Texas
24 Legislative Medal of Honor because the person has received any
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 573, Chapter 1020, legislative document, 2003-05/2003-06; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158740/m1/1/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.