Text: H.R.2318 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/03/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2318


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make employers of spouses of military personnel eligible for the work opportunity credit.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 3, 2017

Ms. Shea-Porter (for herself, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Garamendi, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Jones, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Speier, and Ms. DeLauro) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make employers of spouses of military personnel eligible for the work opportunity credit.

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 “Military Spouse Hiring Act”.

SEC. 2. Eligibility of spouses of military personnel for the work opportunity credit.

(a) In general.—Paragraph (1) of section 51(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “or” at the end of subparagraph (I), by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (J) and inserting “, or”, and by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(K) a qualified military spouse.”.

(b) Qualified military spouse.—Subsection (d) of section 51 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(16) QUALIFIED MILITARY SPOUSE.—The term ‘qualified military spouse’ means any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as being (as of the hiring date) a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to amounts paid or incurred after the date of the enactment of this Act to individuals who begin work for the employer after such date.