H.R. 72 (106th): Uniformed Services Former Spouses Equity Act of 1999

Jan 06, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Stump
Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district
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Jan 06, 1999
7 pages
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H.R. 2537 (105th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 24, 1997


This bill was introduced on January 6, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 06, 1999
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 1999
Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to revise the rules relating to the court-ordered apportionment of the retired pay of members of the Armed Forces to former spouses, and for other purposes.


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65 cosponsors (45R, 19D, 1D) (show)

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Uniformed Services Former Spouses Equity Act of 1999 - Requires payment from the monthly disposable retired pay of a member to his or her former spouse in compliance with court orders (division of property) to terminate upon the remarriage of that spouse, effective as of the last day of the month in which the remarriage occurs.
Provides that, in the case of a member to whom a final decree of divorce, dissolution, annulment, or legal separation is issued before the member begins to receive retired pay, the disposable retired pay of such member, for purposes of such monthly payments, shall be computed based on the pay grade and length of service of the member while married.
Increases such amount concurrently with retired pay increases.
Requires a member's spouse or former spouse to obtain a court order for reapportionment of a member's monthly disposable retired pay by the later of the following dates:
(1) two years of the date of the final decree of divorce, dissolution, annulment, or legal separation; or
(2) six months after the enactment of this Act. Prohibits the court from treating as part of a member's disposable retired pay amounts which have been waived from such pay in order to receive veterans' disability compensation.

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