H.R.1212 - Veterans' Education Affordability Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 03/11/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/11/2003 Executive Comment Requested from DOD. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (03/11/2003)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1212 Introduced in House (IH)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1212 To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of basic educational assistance for veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill, and to eliminate reductions of basic pay for eligibility for such assistance. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 11, 2003 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Evans, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Rodriguez, and Mr. Michaud) 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 _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of basic educational assistance for veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill, and to eliminate reductions of basic pay for eligibility for such assistance. 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 ``Veterans' Education Affordability Act''. SEC. 2. INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF BASIC EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE. (a) In General.--(1) Subsection (a)(1) of section 3015 of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (A) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (E); (B) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following new subparagraph: ``(D) for months occurring during fiscal year 2005, $1,200; and''; and (C) by striking ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (C). (2) Subsection (b)(1) of such section is amended-- (A) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (E); (B) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following new subparagraph: ``(D) for months occurring during fiscal year 2005, $975; and''; and (C) by striking ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (C). (b) No CPI Adjustment for Fiscal Year 2005.--Subsection (h) of such section 3015 shall not apply to rates of basic educational assistance paid under such section during fiscal year 2005. SEC. 3. ELIMINATION OF REDUCTIONS OF BASIC PAY. (a) Repeals.--Sections 3011(b) and 3012(c) of title 38, United States Code, are each amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ``This subsection shall cease to have effect beginning on the first day of the first month that begins after the date of the enactment of the Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Act of 2003.''. (b) Termination of Reductions in Progress.--Any reduction in the basic pay of an individual referred to in section 3011(b) of title 38, United States Code, by reason of such section 3011(b), or of any individual referred to in section 3012(c) of such title by reason of such section 3012(c), as of the date of the enactment of this Act shall cease commencing with the first month beginning after such date, and any obligation of such individual under such section 3011(b) or 3012(c), as the case may be, as of the day before such date shall be deemed to be fully satisfied as of such date. (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3034(e)(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended in the second sentence by striking ``as soon as practicable'' and all that follows through ``such additional times'' and inserting ``at such times''. <all>