H.R.44 - Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fields, Jack [R-TX-8] (Introduced 01/05/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/01/1993 Executive Comment Received from Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.44 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/1993)
Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1993 - 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.
Prohibits the payment of any retroactive benefits under this Act.
Mandates a processing fee for any benefit application for such qualified service.