Text: H.R.3554 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3554

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain active duty service in the reserve components as qualifying service for purposes of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 10, 2009

Mr. Loebsack (for himself, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Pastor of Arizona, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Carney, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Giffords, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Massa, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Driehaus, Mr. Ellsworth, Mr. Murphy of New York, Mr. Bartlett, Ms. Markey of Colorado, Mrs. Dahlkemper, Mr. Minnick, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, and Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain active duty service in the reserve components as qualifying service for purposes of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

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 “National Guard Education Equality Act”.

SEC. 2. Inclusion of certain active duty service in the reserve components as qualifying service for purposes of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.

Section 3301(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(C) In the case of members of the Army National Guard or Air National Guard of any State, full-time duty under title 32, including such duty—

“(i) under orders from the Governor of a State or territory of the United States in response to a domestic emergency;

“(ii) as part of the Active Guard Reserve;

“(iii) as part of Air Sovereignty Alert;

“(iv) as part of Operation Jumpstart;

“(v) in response to Hurricane Katrina;

“(vi) as part of an airport security mission; or

“(vii) as part of a counterdrug activity.”.

SEC. 3. Discharge from service in the reserve components for service-connected disability.

Subparagraph (B) of section 3311(b)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(B) after completion of service described in subparagraph (A), is discharged or released from—

“(i) active duty in the Armed Forces for a service-connected disability; or

“(ii) a reserve component for a service-connected disability.”.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.