Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
12/10/2019          

Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Memorial Act

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12/16/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/10/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5378


To extend the death gratuity and casualty assistance to survivors of certain deceased graduates of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 10, 2019

Mr. Brown of Maryland (for himself, Mr. Hoyer, and Mr. Bacon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To extend the death gratuity and casualty assistance to survivors of certain deceased graduates of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Memorial Act”.

SEC. 2. Death gratuity for ROTC graduates.

(a) In general.—Section 1475(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding “; or a graduate of a reserve officers' training corps who received a commission but has yet to receive a first duty assignment; or” at the end.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment under subsection (a) applies to deaths on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Casualty assistance for ROTC graduates.

Section 633 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (10 U.S.C. 1475 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c) ROTC graduates.—

“(1) TREATED AS MEMBERS.—For purposes of this section, a graduate of a reserve officers' training corps who receives a commission and who dies before receiving a first duty assignment shall be treated as a member of the Armed Forces who dies while on active duty.

“(2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This subsection applies to deaths on or after the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.”.


Picture Name From Date Type
Anthony Brown D-MD 12/10/2019 Sponsor
Steny Hoyer D-MD 12/10/2019 Cosponsor
Don Bacon R-NE 12/10/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
12/10/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.Action By: House of Representatives
12/10/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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