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Text of the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2006

This bill was introduced on December 16, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 16, 2005 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4574

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 16, 2005

(for himself, Mr. Filner, Mr. Hunter, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Honda, Mr. Pombo, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mrs. Drake, and Mr. Berman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2006.

2.

Certain service in the organized military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts deemed to be active service

(a)

In General

Section 107 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by striking not after Army of the United States, shall; and

(B)

by striking , except benefits
under—
and all that follows in that subsection and inserting a period;

(2)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

by striking not after Armed Forces Voluntary Recruitment Act of 1945 shall; and

(B)

by striking except— and all that follows in that subsection and inserting a period; and

(3)

by striking subsections (c) and (d).

(b)

Conforming Amendments

(1)

The heading of such section is amended to read as follows:

107.

Certain service deemed to be active service: service in organized military forces of the Philippines and in the Philippine Scouts

.

(2)

The item relating to such section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 1 of such title is amended to read as follows:

107. Certain service deemed to be active service: service in organized military forces of the Philippines and in the Philippine Scouts

.

3.

Effective date

(a)

In general

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b)

Applicability

No benefits shall accrue to any person for any period before the effective date of this Act by reason of the amendments made by this Act.