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S. 57 (110th): Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2007 (Introduced).


II

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 57

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 4, 2007

(for Mr. Inouye) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 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 2007.

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)

Heading amendment

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)

Clerical amendment

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.

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3.

Effective date

(a)

In general

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on January 1, 2007.

(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.