Text: H.R.2210 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2210

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of children of certain deceased veterans to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 23, 2013

Mr. Young of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of children of certain deceased veterans to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department 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 “Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship Improvements Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Entitlement of children of certain deceased veterans to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) In general.—Section 3311(b)(9) is amended—

(1) by striking “2001, dies in line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces.” and inserting “2001—”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:

“(A) dies in line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces; or

“(B) is awarded the Purple Heart for an injury and dies as a result of that injury during the 60-day period beginning on the date of the person’s discharge or release from active duty service in the Armed Forces.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a person who dies on or after September 11, 2001.