Text: H.R.1855 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/07/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1855

To require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 7, 2013

Ms. Hanabusa (for herself, Ms. Chu, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Moran, Ms. Norton, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Heck of Nevada, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Honda, Mr. Peters of California, and Mr. Takano) 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 require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List, 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. Determination of certain service in Philippines during World War II.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and such military historians as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate, shall establish a process to determine whether a covered individual served as described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of title 38, United States Code, for purposes of determining whether such covered individual is eligible for benefits described in such subsections.

(b) Covered individuals.—For purposes of this section, a covered individual is any individual who—

(1) claims service described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of title 38, United States Code; and

(2) is not included in the Approved Revised Reconstructed Guerilla Roster of 1948, known as the “Missouri List”.