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Text of the Philippine Scout Retirement Pay Equity Act

This bill was introduced on January 6, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 473 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 473

To equalize the retired pay of persons who served during World War II as Philippine Scouts with the retired pay of other members of the Armed Forces of the United States of corresponding grades and length of service.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 1993

Mr. PANETTA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To equalize the retired pay of persons who served during World War II as Philippine Scouts with the retired pay of other members of the Armed Forces of the United States of corresponding grades and length of service.

    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 ‘Philippine Scout Retirement Pay Equity Act’.

SEC. 2. PHILIPPINE SCOUT RETIRED PAY EQUALIZATION.

    The Secretary of the Army shall redetermine the retired pay of each person entitled to retired pay from the Department of Defense for service as a Philippine Scout during the period beginning on December 7, 1941, and ending on December 31, 1946, as if the rate of basic pay payable to such person at the time of retirement had been the rate of basic pay payable to any other member of the United States Army in the same grade and with the same length of service as such person. The redetermination of retired pay shall apply only for retired pay payable for months beginning on or after the effective date of this Act.

SEC. 3. PHILIPPINE SCOUT SURVIVOR BENEFIT ADJUSTMENT.

    The Secretary of the Army shall adjust the base amount used to calculate survivor benefits under subchapter II of chapter 73 of title 10, United States Code, for each person entitled to survivor benefits as the survivor of a Philippine Scout who served during the period beginning on December 7, 1941, and ending on December 31, 1946, to reflect the redeterminations of retired pay made for such Philippine Scout under section 2. The adjustment of survivor benefits shall apply only for survivor benefits payable for months beginning on or after the effective date of this Act.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.