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S. 1237: DD-214 Modernization Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1237

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 30, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Cardin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Defense to modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) to include a specific block explicitly identified as the location in which a member of the Armed Forces may provide one or more email addresses by which the member may be contacted.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the DD–214 Modernization Act.

2.

Inclusion of specific email address block on Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214)

(a)

Modification required

The Secretary of Defense shall modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) to include a specific block explicitly identified as the location in which a member of the Armed Forces may provide one or more email addresses by which the member may be contacted after discharge or release from active duty in the Armed Forces.

(b)

Deadline for modification

The Secretary of Defense shall release a revised Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), modified as required by subsection (a), not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.