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H.R. 7237 - Reserve Component DD–214 Act of 2018

Sponsor: Trent Kelly (R)
Introduced: 2018-12-10
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7237


    To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the final pay and certificate of discharge or release for a reserve member of the Armed Forces is ready upon discharge or release of that member from active status.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 10, 2018

    Mr. Kelly of Mississippi (for himself and Mr. Walz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the final pay and certificate of discharge or release for a reserve member of the Armed Forces is ready upon discharge or release of that member from active status.

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 “Reserve Component DD–214 Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Final pay and certificate of discharge or release for reserve members of the Armed Forces upon discharge or release from active status.

Section 1168 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the heading, by inserting “or active status” after “active duty”; and

(2) in subsection (a)—

(A) by inserting “(1)” before “A member”;

(B) by striking “an armed force” and inserting “the armed forces (including the reserve components)”;

(C) by inserting “or active status” after “active duty” the first place it appears;

(D) by striking “his discharge certificate or certificate of release from active duty, respectively,” and inserting “the appropriate certificate”;

(E) by striking “his final pay or a substantial part of that pay,” and inserting “the final pay of the member (or a substantial part of that pay)”;

(F) by striking “him or his next of kin or legal representative” and inserting “the member (or the next of kin or legal representative of the member)”; and

(G) by adding at the end the following new paragraph (2):

“(2) In paragraph (1), the term ‘appropriate certificate’ means the following:

“(A) In the case of a member being discharged, a discharge certificate.

“(B) In the case of a member being released from active duty, a certificate of release from active duty.

“(C) In the case of a member being released from active status, a certificate of release from active status.”.


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