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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4214

   To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to extend the time 
   limitation for use of eligibility and entitlement to educational 
                assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 11, 2002

   Mr. Smith of Washington introduced the following bill; which was 
referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the 
Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined 
 by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
        fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to extend the time 
   limitation for use of eligibility and entitlement to educational 
                assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill.

    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 ``Military Education Extension Act of 
2002''.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF TIME LIMITATION FOR USE OF ELIGIBILITY AND 
              ENTITLEMENT.

    (a) All Volunteer Force Program.--Section 3031 of title 38, United 
States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``10-year period'' each place it appears 
        (other than subsection (g)) and inserting ``15-year period''; 
        and
            (2) in subsection (g), by striking ``the last day'' and all 
        that follows through ``Act'' and inserting ``November 30, 
        2014,''.
    (b) Educational Assistance for Selected Reserve.--Section 16133(a) 
of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ``10-year 
period'' and inserting ``15-year period''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and apply with respect 
to periods of eligibility and entitlement beginning on or after such 
date.
    (d) Application to Eligibility and Entitlement for Which Time 
Limitation Has Expired.--(1) In the case of an individual whose period 
for use of entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 30 of 
title 38, United States Code, has expired by reason of section 3031 of 
such title before the date of the enactment of this Act, the individual 
may use any unexpended portion of such entitlement during the 5-year 
period that begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (2) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall provide for notice to 
individuals referred to in paragraph (1) of the opportunity under this 
subsection to use any unexpended portion of entitlement to educational 
assistance under such chapter 30 during such 5-year period.
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