S 491

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 491

To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of the Armed Forces of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 4, 2011

Mr. PRYOR introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of the Armed Forces of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law, and for other purposes.

    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 `Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. PROVISION OF STATUS UNDER LAW BY HONORING CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE COMPONENTS OF THE ARMED FORCES AS VETERANS.

    (a) In General- Chapter 1 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 107 the following new section:

`Sec. 107A. Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in the reserve components

    `Any person who is entitled under chapter 1223 of title 10 to retired pay for nonregular service or, but for age, would be entitled under such chapter to retired pay for nonregular service shall be honored as a veteran but shall not be entitled to any benefit by reason of this section.'.

    (b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 107 the following new item:

      `107A. Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in the reserve components.'.

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