H.R.44 - Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1993104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fields, Jack [R-TX-8] (Introduced 01/04/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/04/1995 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.44 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/1995)
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.