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Short Titles as Introduced

Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To implement the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission.


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Date
01/03/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
01/31/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/03/2013Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E3)
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Natural Resources01/03/2013 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs01/31/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/03/2013)

Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act - Recognizes the suffering and the loyalty of the residents of Guam during the Japanese occupation of Guam in World War II.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a Fund for the payment of claims submitted by compensable Guam victims and survivors of compensable Guam decedents.

Directs the Secretary to make specified payments to: (1) living Guam residents who were raped, injured, interned, or subjected to forced labor or marches, or internment resulting from, or incident to, such occupation and subsequent liberation; and (2) survivors of compensable residents who died in war (such payments to be made after payments have been made to surviving Guam residents).

Directs the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission to specify injuries that would constitute a severe personal injury or a personal injury and adjudicate claims and determine payment eligibility.

Requires claims to be filed within one year after the Commission publishes notice of the filing period in the Federal Register and in the Guam media.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish a grant program for research, educational, and media activities that memorialize the events surrounding the occupation of Guam during World War II or honor the loyalty of the people of Guam during such occupation.