VeteransSPRINGFIELD – Legislation sponsored by State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Cahokia) will increase Veterans’ families and cemetery associations will be awarded an additional $25 to support the cost of transporting and erecting a veteran’s headstone or memorial marker was signed into law.

Currently, families and cemeteries are only awarded $100 to pay for the cost of transporting and erecting a veteran headstone or memorial marker.

“I am very disappointed we could only appropriate an additional $25 to veteran makers due to budgetary constraints,” Belt said. “However, I am appreciative that we were able to provide additional assistance to those families who need it the most.”  

Senate Bill 1244 it takes effect immediately.  

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