Text: H.R.3191 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/11/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3191


To expand eligibility for the My Career Advancement Account program of the Department of Defense to certain military spouses, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2019

Mr. Kim (for himself, Ms. Stefanik, and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To expand eligibility for the My Career Advancement Account program of the Department of Defense to certain military spouses, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Spouse Employment Reciprocity and Vocational Instruction for Career Enhancement Act of 2019” or the “SERVICE Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Expansion of eligibility for the My Career Advancement Account program to certain military spouses.

(a) Eligibility for participants whose spouses receive promotions.—A military spouse who is participating in the My Career Advancement Account program of the Department of Defense (in this section referred to as the “Program”) may not become ineligible for the Program solely because the member of the Armed Forces to whom the military spouse is married receives a promotion in grade.

(b) Report required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report regarding the Program. The report shall include the following:

(1) An assessment of employment rates for military spouses that identifies—

(A) the career fields most military spouses frequently pursue; and

(B) the extent to which such rates may be improved by expanding the Program to include reimbursements for licensing reciprocity.

(2) An assessment of costs required to expand the Program as described in paragraph (1)(B).


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