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Union Calendar No. 198
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3390
[Report No. 101-313]
A BILL
To amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to certain veterans'
education programs, and for other purposes.
October 26, 1989
Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on
the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
HR 3390 RH
Union Calendar No. 198
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 3390
[Report No. 101-313]
To amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to certain veterans'
education programs, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 2, 1989
Mr. PENNY (for himself and Mr. SMITH of New Jersey) introduced the following
bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
October 26, 1989
Additional sponsors: Mr. RAHALL, Mr. BLAZ, Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota,
Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. STUMP, Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT,
Mr. APPLEGATE, Mr. WYLIE, Mr. EVANS, Mr. MCEWEN, Mr. STAGGERS, Mr. BURTON
of Indiana, Mr. ROWLAND of Georgia, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. FLORIO, Mr. RIDGE,
Mr. STENHOLM Mr. ROWLAND, of Connecticut, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. SMITH of New
Hampshire, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. JAMES, Mrs. PATTERSON, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. JONTZ,
Mr. PAXON, Mr. PAYNE of Virginia, Mr. MORRISON of Connecticut, Mr. SANGMEISTER,
Mr. PARKER, Mr. JONES of Georgia, Ms. LONG, Mr. LEATH of Texas, Mr. HEFNER,
Mr. JENKINS, Mr. RICHARDSON, and Mr. Browder
October 26, 1989
Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on
the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]
A BILL
To amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to certain veterans'
education programs, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. INFORMATION TO ASSIST VETERANS RECEIVING EDUCATION BENEFITS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- For the purpose of assisting individuals receiving education
  benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Veterans
  Affairs shall prepare, and update periodically, a document containing a
  detailed description of the benefits, limitations, procedures, requirements,
  and other important aspects of the education programs administered by
  the Department.
  (b) DISTRIBUTION- The Secretary shall, beginning in fiscal year 1990 but
  not before July 1, 1990, distribute copies of such document--
  (1) to each individual applying for benefits under an education program
  administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and to each such
  individual at least annually in the years thereafter in which the individual
  receives such benefits;
  (2) to education and training institution officials on at least an annual
  basis; and
  (3) upon request, to other individuals significantly affected by education
  programs administered by the Secretary, including military education
  personnel.
  (c) FUNDING- The Secretary shall use funds appropriated to the readjustment
  benefits account of the Department to carry out this section.
SEC. 2. REPORTING REQUIREMENT AND FEE.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Section 1784 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
  (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking out `chapter 34,' and inserting in
  lieu thereof `chapter 31, 34,';
  (2) in subsection (b), by striking out `chapters 34,' and inserting in
  lieu thereof `chapters 31, 34,'; and
  (3) in subsection (c), by striking out `chapter 34' each place it appears
  and inserting in lieu thereof `chapter 31, 34,'.
  (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall take effect
  on January 1, 1990.
SEC. 3. WORK-STUDY.
  (a) PAYMENT PERIOD- Section 1685(a) of title 38, United States Code,
  is amended--
  (1) in the second sentence--
  (A) by striking out `either';
  (B) by striking out `two hundred and fifty or $625, whichever is the
  higher' and inserting in lieu thereof `the number of hours worked during
  the applicable period'; and
  (C) by striking out `two hundred and fifty hours during a semester or
  other applicable enrollment period,' and inserting in lieu thereof `not
  more than 20 hours a week,'; and
  (2) by striking out the third and fourth sentences thereof.
  (b) ELIGIBILITY- Section 1685(b) of such title is amended--
  (1) in the first sentence by striking out `veteran-students who are
  pursuing' and all that follows through the period and inserting in lieu
  thereof `individuals who are pursuing at least half-time programs of
  rehabilitation, education, or training under chapter 30, 31, 32, 34,
  or 35 of this title.'; and
  (2) in the last sentence by striking out `the veteran ceases to be' through
  `the veteran' and inserting in lieu thereof `an individual ceases to be at
  least a half-time student before completing such agreement, the individual'.
  (c) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS- (1) Section 1685(b) of such title is amended by
  striking out `per centum' and inserting in lieu thereof `percent'.
  (2) Section 1685 of such title is amended--
  (A) by striking out `Veteran-students' and inserting in lieu thereof
  `Individuals';
  (B) by striking out `veteran-students' each place it appears and inserting
  in lieu thereof `individuals';
  (C) by striking out `veteran-student' and `A veteran-student' in subsection
  (a) and inserting in lieu thereof `individual' and `An individual',
  respectively;
  (D) by striking out `veteran-student's' each place it appears and inserting
  in lieu thereof `individual's';
  (E) by striking out `veterans' each place it appears and inserting in lieu
  thereof `individuals';
  (F) by striking out `veteran' each place it appears, other than in subsection
  (b) and in subsection (c)(4), and inserting in lieu thereof `individual'; and
  (G) by striking out `veteran's' each place it appears other than in
  subsection (c)(4) and inserting in lieu thereof `individual's'.
  (3)(A) The section heading of section 1685 of such title is amended to
  read as follows:
`Sec. 1685. Work-study allowance'.
  (B) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter  [Struck out->] 35
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