H. R. 828
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 6, 2023
Mr. Dunn of Florida (for himself, Mr. Jackson of Texas, Mr. Mills, Mr. Ezell, Mr. Posey, Mr. Cloud, Mr. C. Scott Franklin of Florida, Mrs. Harshbarger, Mr. Gimenez, and Mr. Buchanan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To direct the reinstatement of an individual involuntarily separated from an Armed Force solely on the basis of refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID–19.
This Act may be cited as the
Troop Return Of Overdue Payment Act or the
Reinstatement and back pay for an individual involuntarily separated from an Armed Force solely on the basis of refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID–19
At the request of a covered individual, the Secretary concerned shall—
reinstate the covered individual as a member of the Armed Force concerned, in the same rank and grade the covered individual held at the time of separation from the Armed Force concerned; and
include, in the computation of the retired or retainer pay of such covered individual, the period between the involuntary separation and the reinstatement of the covered individual.
A covered individual who was involuntarily discharged from an Armed Force and who makes a request under subsection (a) shall be entitled to back pay for the period between such separation and reinstatement of the covered individual.
In this section:
covered individual means an individual who was involuntarily separated from an Armed Force solely on the basis of the refusal of such individual to receive a vaccination against COVID–19.
Secretary concerned has the meaning given such term in section 101 of title 10, United States Code.