SECTION 1. Paragraph (1), subsection (b) of section 78 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 124 of the acts of 2020, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “however” the following words:- any veteran discharged or released under other than honorable conditions due to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status, based on such veteran’s DD-214 form or equivalent documentation, shall be eligible for a bonus under this section; provided further,
SECTION 2. Subsection (g) of said section 78 is hereby further amended by striking the word “service” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- service, unless any veteran is discharged or released under other than honorable conditions yet deemed eligible pursuant to paragraph (1), subsection (b) of this section.
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