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S. 1283: Fry Scholarship Improvement Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of May 2, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1283

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 2, 2019

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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fry Scholarship Improvement Act of 2019.

2.

Expansion of eligibility for Fry Scholarship to children and spouses of certain deceased members of the Armed Forces

(a)

In general

Section 3311(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (12); and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraphs (10) and (11):

(10)

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.

(11)

An individual who is the child or spouse of a member of the Selected Reserve who dies on or after September 11, 2001—

(A)

from a service-connected disability; and

(B)

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.

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(b)

Applicability date

The amendments made by subsection (a) apply with respect to a quarter, semester, or term, as applicable, commencing on or after August 1, 2020.