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Text of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship Improvements Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2210

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of children of certain deceased veterans to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship Improvements Act of 2013 .

2.

Entitlement of children of certain deceased veterans to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs

(a)

In general

Section 3311(b)(9) is amended—

(1)

by striking 2001, dies in line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces. and inserting 2001—; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:

(A)

dies in line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces; or

(B)

is awarded the Purple Heart for an injury and dies as a result of that injury during the 60-day period beginning on the date of the person’s discharge or release from active duty service in the Armed Forces.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a person who dies on or after September 11, 2001.