032323CM0381rSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton passed a measure to require vital records to indicate whether a service-related injury contributed to a veteran’s death.

“By not listing contributing factors behind a veteran’s death, we are potentially leaving out important information for their families,” said Glowiak Hilton (D – Western Springs). “Including these factors will ensure families receive the correct compensation after the death of their loved ones.”

House Bill 2856 would require vital records to list contributing factors behind a veteran’s death. This requirement would ensure survivor benefits and other rights are addressed if the death was caused by a service-related injury.

“During such a traumatic time, we need to ensure we are taking the right steps to give families the information they need.” said Glowiak Hilton. “After the large sacrifice our veterans have made for our state and nation, the least we can do is make sure their deaths are accurately reported.”

House Bill 2856 passed the Senate Wednesday.