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H.R. 1570 (110th): Samuel B. Moody Bataan Death March Compensation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 19, 2007 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1570

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 19, 2007

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

A BILL

To provide compensation for certain World War II veterans who survived the Bataan Death March and were held as prisoners of war by the Japanese.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Samuel B. Moody Bataan Death March Compensation Act.

2.

Payment to World War II veterans who survived the Bataan death march

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the military department concerned shall pay, upon request, to an individual described in subsection (b) the amount determined with respect to that individual under subsection (c).

(b)

Covered individuals

A payment under subsection (a) shall be made to any individual who as a member of the Armed Forces during World War II—

(1)

was captured on the peninsula of Bataan or island of Corregidor in the territory of the Philippines by Japanese forces; and

(2)

participated in and survived the Bataan Death March.

(c)

Amount To be paid

The amount of a payment under subsection (a) to an individual shall be $4 for each day during which the individual was held in captivity by Japanese forces during World War II, compounded annually at a 3 percent annual rate of interest.

(d)

Payment to survivors

In the case of an individual described in subsection (b) who is deceased, payment under this section with respect to that individual shall be made to that individual’s nearest surviving relative, as determined by the Secretary concerned.