Text: H.R.1522 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/16/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1522


To provide that service of the members of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2009

Mrs. Lowey 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 provide that service of the members of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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 “United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act”.

SEC. 2. Service deemed to be active military service.

(a) In general.—For purposes of section 401(a)(1)(A) of the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. 106 note), the Secretary of Defense is deemed to have determined that qualified service of a person constituted active military service.

(b) Determination of discharge status.—The Secretary of Defense shall issue an honorable discharge under section 401(a)(1)(B) of the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977 to each person whose qualified service warrants an honorable discharge. Such discharge shall be issued before the end of the one-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Prohibition of retroactive benefits.

No benefits may be paid to any person as a result of the enactment of this Act for any period before the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. Definition.

For purposes of this Act, the term “qualified service” means service of a person as a member of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during the period beginning on July 1, 1943, and ending on December 15, 1945.