H. R. 2221
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 10, 2019
Mr. Bilirakis (for himself and Mr. Levin of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship to children and spouses of certain deceased members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Fry Scholarship Improvement Act of 2019.
Expansion of eligibility for Fry Scholarship to children and spouses of certain deceased members of the Armed Forces
Subsection (b) of section 3311 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (12); and
by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraphs (10) and (11):
An individual who is the child or spouse of a person who, on or after September 11, 2001, dies in line of duty while serving on duty other than active duty as a member of the Armed Forces.
An individual who is the child or spouse of a member of the Selected Reserve who dies on or after September 11, 2001—
from a service-connected disability; and
not later than four years after the date of the last discharge or release of that member from active duty or active duty for training.
The amendments made by subsection (a) apply with respect to a quarter, semester, or term, as applicable, commencing on or after August 1, 2020.
Subsection (f) of such section is amended by striking
paragraph (9) each place it appears and inserting
paragraphs (9), (10), and (11).
Section 3322 of such title is amended—
in subsection (e), by striking both
sections 3311(b)(9) and 3319 and inserting
section 3319 and paragraph (9), (10), or (11) of section 3311 of this title;
in subsection (f), by striking
section 3311(b)(9) and inserting
paragraph (9), (10), or (11) of section 3311 of this title; and
in subsection (h)(2), by striking
either section 3311(b)(9) or chapter 35 and inserting
either chapter 35 or paragraph (9), (10), or (11) of section 3311.