Text: H.R.1384 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/07/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1384


To amend titles 5, 10, 37, and 38 of the United States Code to ensure that an order to serve on active duty under sections 12304a and 12304b of title 10, United States Code, is treated the same as other orders to serve on active duty for determining the eligibility of members of the uniformed services and veterans for certain benefits and for calculating the deadlines for certain benefits.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 7, 2017

Mr. Palazzo (for himself, Mr. Walz, Ms. Shea-Porter, and Mr. Franks of Arizona) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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 amend titles 5, 10, 37, and 38 of the United States Code to ensure that an order to serve on active duty under sections 12304a and 12304b of title 10, United States Code, is treated the same as other orders to serve on active duty for determining the eligibility of members of the uniformed services and veterans for certain benefits and for calculating the deadlines for certain benefits.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title; table of contents.

(a) Short title.—This Act may be cited as the “Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act”.

(b) Table of contents.—The table of contents for this Act is as follows:


Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 2. Eligibility of reserve component members for pre-mobilization health care.

Sec. 3. Eligibility of reserve component members for transitional health care.

Sec. 4. Consideration of service on active duty to reduce age for eligibility for retired pay for non-Regular service.

Sec. 5. Eligibility of reserve component members for high-deployment allowance for lengthy or numerous deployments and frequent mobilizations.

Sec. 6. Eligibility of reserve component members for post-9/11 educational assistance.

Sec. 7. Eligibility of reserve component members for nonreduction in pay while serving in the uniformed services or National Guard.

Sec. 8. Effect of order to serve on active duty on eligibility for or use of certain military benefits.

SEC. 2. Eligibility of reserve component members for pre-mobilization health care.

Section 1074(d)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “in support of a contingency operation under” and inserting “under section 12304b of this title or”.

SEC. 3. Eligibility of reserve component members for transitional health care.

Section 1145(a)(2)(B) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “in support of a contingency operation” and inserting “under section 12304b of this title or a provision of law referred to in section 101(a)(13)(B) of this title”.

SEC. 4. Consideration of service on active duty to reduce age for eligibility for retired pay for non-Regular service.

Section 12731(f)(2)(B)(i) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “under a provision of law referred to in section 101(a)(13)(B) or under section 12301(d)” and inserting “under section 12301(d) or 12304b of this title or a provision of law referred to in section 101(a)(13)(B)”.

SEC. 5. Eligibility of reserve component members for high-deployment allowance for lengthy or numerous deployments and frequent mobilizations.

Section 436(a)(2)(C)(ii) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “under” the first place it appears the following: “section 12304b of title 10 or”.

SEC. 6. Eligibility of reserve component members for post-9/11 educational assistance.

Section 3301(1)(B) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “or 12304” and inserting “12304, 12304a, or 12304b”.

SEC. 7. Eligibility of reserve component members for nonreduction in pay while serving in the uniformed services or National Guard.

Section 5538(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by inserting after “under” the following: “section 12304b of title 10 or”.

SEC. 8. Effect of order to serve on active duty on eligibility for or use of certain military benefits.

(a) Exception to Voluntary separation pay repayment requirement for members who return to active duty.—Section 1175a(j)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “or 12304” and inserting “12304, 12304a, or 12304b”.

(b) Effect of break in studies on educational assistance for reserve component members supporting contingency operations and certain other operations.—Section 16162(d)(2)(B)(i) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “or 12304” and inserting “12304, 12304a, or 12304b”.

(c) Time limitation for Training and rehabilitation for veterans with service-Connected disabilities.—Section 3103(f) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “or 12304” and inserting “12304, 12304a, or 12304b”.