HR 1913

Version: Introduced+in+House
Author: Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39]

H. R. 1913 (Introduced-in-House)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1913


To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to certain individuals during school term, quarter, or semester breaks.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 27, 2019

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


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to certain individuals during school term, quarter, or semester breaks.

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 "Break Relief for Every Academic Kind of Period in an Academic Year for Veterans Act" or the "BREAK PAY for Veterans Act" .

SEC. 2. Payment of educational assistance or subsistence allowances to certain individuals during semester breaks.

Section 3680(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended-

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking "; or" and inserting a semicolon;

(2) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking "disapproval." and inserting "disapproval; or"; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

"(C) during periods between school terms, quarters, or semesters where the educational institution certifies the enrollment of the eligible veteran or eligible person on an individual term basis if-

"(i) the period between those terms, quarters, or semesters does not exceed eight weeks; and

"(ii) both terms, quarters, or semesters immediately preceding and immediately following the period are not shorter in length than the period.".