S. 373: Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 14, 2013
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
20% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jeanne Shaheen
Senior Senator from New Hampshire
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 14, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3569 (Related)
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Last Action: Nov 20, 2013

H.R. 683 (Related)
Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

 
Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 24, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 24, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend titles 10, 32, 37, and 38 of the United States Code, to add a definition of spouse for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
Committees

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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2/14/2013--Introduced.
Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2013 - Considers a person a spouse, for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veterans' benefits, if the marriage of the individual is valid in the state in which the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any state, if the marriage is valid in the place in which the marriage was entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a state.
Includes as a state the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. territories and possessions.

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