Text: H.R.2978 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/19/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2978

To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age to qualify for coverage as a “child” under the health benefits program for Federal employees.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 19, 2009

Mr. Davis of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Connolly of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age to qualify for coverage as a “child” under the health benefits program for Federal employees.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Increase in maximum age to qualify for coverage as a “child”.

(a) In general.—Section 8901(5) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking “22 years of age” and inserting “25 years of age”; and

(2) in the matter following subparagraph (B), by striking “age 22” and inserting “age 25”.

(b) Self and family coverage for a former spouse.—Section 8905(c)(2)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in clause (i), by striking “22 years of age” and inserting “25 years of age”; and

(2) in clause (ii), by striking “age 22” and inserting “age 25”.

(c) Effective date.—This Act and the amendments made by this Act—

(1) shall take effect on the first day of the first contract year beginning at least 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(2) shall apply with respect to health care services or supplies provided on or after the date on which this Act takes effect.