Text: H.R.2416 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/17/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2416


To amend title 38, United States Code, to eliminate reductions of basic pay for eligibility for basic educational assistance for veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 17, 2005

Mr. Snyder (for himself and Mr. Boozman) 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 eliminate reductions of basic pay for eligibility for basic educational assistance for veterans 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 “Fairness in Veterans Education Act of 2005”.

SEC. 2. 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 Fairness in Veterans Education Act of 2005.”.

(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”.