As used in this chapter:
"Armed forces" means the armed forces of the United States, including the army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast guard, or any reserve components of those forces; the national guard of any state; the commissioned corps of the United States public health service; the merchant marine service during wartime; such other service as may be designated by congress; or the Ohio organized militia when engaged in full-time national guard duty for a period of more than thirty days.
"License" means a license, certificate, permit, or other authorization issued or conferred by a licensing agency under which a licensee may engage in a profession, occupation, or occupational activity.
"Licensee" means a person to whom all of the following apply:
(A) The person has been issued a license by a licensing agency.
(B) The person has been a member of the armed forces.
(C) The person has served on active duty, whether inside or outside the United States, for a period in excess of thirty-one days.
"Licensing agency" means any state department, division, board, commission, agency, or other state governmental unit authorized by the Revised Code to issue a license.
"Service member" means any person who is serving in the armed forces.
"Merchant marine" includes the United States army transport service and the United States naval transport service.
"Veteran" means any person who has completed service in the armed forces, including the national guard of any state, or a reserve component of the armed forces, who has been discharged under honorable conditions from the armed forces or who has been transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 488, §1, eff. 9/16/2014.