H. R. 1282
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 1, 2023
Mr. Bilirakis (for himself, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Keating, Ms. Houlahan, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Massie, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Posey, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Swalwell, Mr. Gaetz, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Titus, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Levin, Mr. Neguse, Mr. Finstad, Mr. Waltz, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Feenstra, Mr. McClintock, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Bergman, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mrs. Harshbarger, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Evans, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Costa, Ms. Salazar, Ms. Dean of Pennsylvania, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Fallon, Mrs. Torres of California, Ms. Davids of Kansas, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Omar, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mrs. Trahan, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Webster of Florida, Mr. Peters, Mr. Bishop of North Carolina, Ms. Craig, Mr. Rutherford, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Ross, Mr. Bera, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Golden of Maine, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Guest, Mr. Ellzey, Mr. Cline, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Williams of Georgia, Mr. Davis of North Carolina, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Phillips, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Kim of New Jersey, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Carey, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Carson, Mr. Pfluger, Ms. De La Cruz, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. McCaul, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Carter of Louisiana, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Thompson of California, Mrs. Miller-Meeks, Mr. Simpson, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Ms. Hageman, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Trone, Mr. Casten, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Wexton, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Dunn of Florida, Ms. Brownley, Ms. Scholten, Mr. Sessions, Ms. Kamlager-Dove, Mr. Nickel, Mr. Torres of New York, Ms. Chu, Ms. Strickland, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Obernolte, Mr. D'Esposito, Mrs. Fischbach, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. DesJarlais, Mrs. Lesko, Mr. Crow, Ms. Van Duyne, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Ms. Crockett, Mr. Barr, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Garbarino, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Foster, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Nunn of Iowa, Mr. C. Scott Franklin of Florida, Ms. Manning, Ms. Perez, Ms. Slotkin, Mr. Moylan, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Luttrell, Ms. Meng, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Correa, Mrs. Foushee, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Allred, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Tokuda, Mr. Meuser, Mr. Owens, Mr. Lawler, Mr. Tiffany, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Santos, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Goldman of New York, Ms. Wild, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Mike Garcia of California, Mr. Zinke, Ms. Malliotakis, Mr. Jackson of North Carolina, Mr. Cole, Mr. Timmons, Ms. Porter, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Moskowitz, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Soto, Mr. Gooden of Texas, Mr. Kean of New Jersey, Ms. Salinas, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Schneider, Mrs. González-Colón, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Stauber, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Mills, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Greene of Georgia, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Granger, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Khanna, Mr. LaLota, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mrs. Rodgers of Washington, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mrs. Cammack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand eligibility to certain military retirees for concurrent receipt of veterans’ disability compensation and retired pay or combat-related special compensation, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Major Richard Star Act.
Expansions of eligibility to certain military retirees for concurrent receipt of veterans’ disability compensation and retired pay or combat-related special compensation
Inclusion of chapter 61 disability retirees with fewer than 20 years of service who are eligible for combat-Related special compensation
Section 1413a(b)(3) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
In and inserting
Subject to subparagraph (B), in; and
in subparagraph (B), by striking
In the case of and all that follows and inserting
The retired pay of an eligible combat-related disabled uniformed services retiree, who is retired under chapter 61 of this title with fewer than 20 years of creditable service, is not subject to reduction under sections 5304 and 5305 of title 38..
Technical and conforming amendments
The heading of section 1414 of such title is amended to read as follows:
Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation: concurrent receipt
Table of sections
The item relating to such section 1414 in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 71 of such title is amended to read as follows:
1414. Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation: concurrent receipt.
Conforming amendments reflecting end of concurrent receipt phase-in period
Such section 1414 is further amended—
in subsection (a)(1)—
by striking the second sentence; and
by striking subparagraphs (A) and (B);
by striking subsection (c) and redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and
in subsection (d), as redesignated, by striking paragraphs (3) and (4).
The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the first day of the first month beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to payments for months beginning on or after that date.