When I first took office in 2009, I discovered previous administrations had been selling military medals found in safe deposit boxes held as Unclaimed Property to the highest bidder. I immediately stopped the sale of these medals and worked to pass two laws. The first law ensured no future treasurer could sell military medals and went in to effect in 2010. The second law, passed just this year, allows my office to share information about the last known owners of the safe deposit boxes containing medals, increasing our chances of returning them.
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