H.R.1142 - Global Combat Zone Recognition Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. West, Allen B. [R-FL-22] (Introduced 03/16/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||04/06/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1142 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/16/2011)
Global Combat Zone Recognition Act - Treats a member of the Armed Forces (member) or civilian employee of the Department of Defense (DOD) (employee) who is killed or wounded in an attack outside a combat zone as a member killed or wounded in a combat zone or an employee killed or wounded while serving with the Armed Forces in a contingency operation, respectively, for purposes of all applicable federal laws, regulations, and policies.
Excludes from such consideration any member or employee whose death or injury is the result of misconduct, as determined by the Secretary of Defense.
Provides retroactive coverage under this Act with respect to victims of attacks at: (1) Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009; (2) a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 1, 2009; and (3) the Frankfurt Airport, Germany, on March 2, 2011.
Directs the Secretary to notify appropriate members and employees or their next-of-kin of the availability of benefits as the result of this Act.