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H.R. 5781 (116th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to make an individual who is eligible for educational assistance under chapter 33 of such title, transfers such educational assistance to a dependent, and fails to complete a service agreement, solely liable for any overpayment of such educational assistance.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5781

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2020

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to make an individual who is eligible for educational assistance under chapter 33 of such title, transfers such educational assistance to a dependent, and fails to complete a service agreement, solely liable for any overpayment of such educational assistance.

1.

Sole liability for transferred educational assistance by an individual who fails to complete a service agreement

Section 3319(i) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

by striking In the event and inserting Subject to paragraph (2), in the event; and

(B)

by inserting of this title after section 3685;

(2)

in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2)—

(A)

in the heading, by striking In general and inserting Sole liability; and

(B)

by inserting for which the individual shall be solely liable to the United States for the amount of the overpayment for purposes of section 3685 of this title before the period at the end; and

(3)

in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2)—

(A)

in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking Subparagraph (A) shall not apply and inserting Neither the individual nor the dependent shall be liable to the United States for the amount of the overpayment for purposes of section 3685 of this title; and

(B)

in clause (ii), by inserting of this title after section 3311(c)(4).