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S. 111 (115th): Filipino Veterans Promise Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 111

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 12, 2017

(for himself and Ms. Hirono) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Filipino Veterans Promise Act.

2.

Determination of certain service in Philippines during World War II

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and such military historians as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate, shall establish a process to determine whether a covered individual served as described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of title 38, United States Code, for purposes of determining whether such covered individual is eligible for benefits described in such subsections.

(b)

Covered individuals

For purposes of this section, a covered individual is any individual who—

(1)

claims service described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of title 38, United States Code; and

(2)

is not included in the Approved Revised Reconstructed Guerilla Roster of 1948, known as the Missouri List.