IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 2, 2019
Mr. Lankford (for himself and Mr. Carper) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 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
Section 3311(b) 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.