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H.R. 6271 - Fulfilling Obligations to Families of the Fallen Act

Introduced: 2018-06-28
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6271


    To amend title 38, United States Code, to require notarized acknowledgment by the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is eligible for insurance under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Program before the member may elect not to be insured under such Program, to be insured under the Program for an amount less than the maximum amount, or to designate a beneficiary other than the member's spouse or child.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2018

    Mr. Hunter introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To amend title 38, United States Code, to require notarized acknowledgment by the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is eligible for insurance under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Program before the member may elect not to be insured under such Program, to be insured under the Program for an amount less than the maximum amount, or to designate a beneficiary other than the member's spouse or child.

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 “Fulfilling Obligations to Families of the Fallen Act”.

SEC. 2. Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance spouse notification requirement.

Section 1967(f) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(5) An election described in paragraph (1) or (2) and a designation described in paragraph (3) shall only go into effect after the member and the member’s spouse submit to the Secretary an acknowledgment of the election or designation in a form that is notarized and in writing.”.


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