H.R.44 - Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fields, Jack [R-TX-8] (Introduced 01/03/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries; Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 101-478 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||11/08/1990 See also H.R. 5835. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.44 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House amended, Part I (05/08/1990)
Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1990 - Provides that certain qualified service of a member of the U.S. merchant marine, including a vessel crewmember of the U.S. Army Transport Service, during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of eligibility for various veterans' benefits under the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977. Requires the Secretary of Defense to issue an honorable discharge under such Act to each merchant marine member whose qualified service warrants such a discharge. Defines "qualified service."
Prohibits the payment of any retroactive benefits under this Act.