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Text of the Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 679

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Runyan, Mr. Denham, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Latham, Mr. Matheson, and Mr. Rahall) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act.

2.

Provision of status under law by honoring certain members of the reserve components as veterans

(a)

Veteran status

(1)

In general

Chapter 1 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 107 the following new section:

107A.

Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in the reserve components

Any person who is entitled under chapter 1223 of title 10 to retired pay for nonregular service or, but for age, would be entitled under such chapter to retired pay for nonregular service shall be honored as a veteran but shall not be entitled to any benefit by reason of this section.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 107 the following new item:

107A. Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in the reserve components.

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(b)

Clarification regarding benefits

No person may receive any benefit under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs solely by reason of section 107A of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).