H.R.695 - Guard and Reserve Family Protection Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] (Introduced 01/29/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/04/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation. (All Actions)|
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HR 695 IH 102d Congress 1st Session H. R. 695 To amend title 37, United States Code, to alleviate the loss of earnings of a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who is called or ordered to active duty in connection with operation in the Persian Gulf region. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 29, 1991 Mr. SANDERS (for himself, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Ms. WATERS, and Mr. ANDREWS of Maine) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services A BILL To amend title 37, United States Code, to alleviate the loss of earnings of a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who is called or ordered to active duty in connection with operations in the Persian Gulf region. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Guard and Reserve Family Protection Act of 1991'. SEC. 2. CIVILIAN PAY DIFFERENTIAL. (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 310 the following new section: `Sec. 311. Special Pay: alleviate loss of civilian wages by members of reserve components on active duty `(a) ENTITLEMENT TO SPECIAL PAY- A member of a reserve component on active duty in connection with the Persian Gulf conflict is entitled to special pay for each month of such duty (after the first 90 days of such duty) in an amount determined in accordance with subsection (b) if the member-- `(1) is entitled to military compensation at an annual rate that is less than $40,000; and `(2) receives monthly military compensation at a rate that is less than the monthly civilian wages of the member. `(b) AMOUNT OF SPECIAL PAY- The monthly amount of special pay under subsection (a) for a member is equal to the lesser of-- `(1) the difference between the monthly civilian wages of the member and the monthly military compensation of the member; `(2) the difference between $3,333.33 and the monthly military compensation of the member. `(c) DEFINITIONS- In this section-- `(1) The term `monthly civilian wages' means the greater of-- `(A) the average monthly gross wages of a member of a reserve component during the 12-month period immediately preceding the date of the call or order to active duty of the member; and `(B) the gross wages of the member during the month immediately preceding the date of the call or order to active duty of the member. `(2) The term `wages' means compensation for services, including fees, commissions, fringe benefits, and similar items, except that such term does not include any item of military compensation. `(3) The term `military compensation' means the gross amount of regular compensation and other pay and allowances paid under this title to a member of a reserve component, except that such term does not include special pay under this section. `(4) The term `Persian Gulf conflict' means United States military activities conducted as a consequence of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on August 2, 1990, including United States military activities conducted under the names Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. `(d) REGULATIONS- The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations regarding the manner by which a member of a reserve component may establish the monthly civilian wages of the member.'. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: `311. Special Pay: alleviate loss of civilian wages by members of reserve components on active duty.'. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. Section 311 of title 37, United States Code, as added by section 2(a), shall take effect as of August 2, 1990, and shall apply with respect to pay periods beginning after that date.