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Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Memorial Act

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Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Memorial Act

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09/26/19

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Date: September 26, 2019

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116.S.2564
Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Memorial Act
Date: September 26, 2019Official Title: To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to benefits for survivors of deceased graduates of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and for other purposes.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the "Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Memorial Act".In generalSection 1475(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding "; or a graduate of a reserve officers' training corps who has yet to receive a first duty assignment; or" at the end.Effective dateThe amendment made by subsection (a) applies to deaths on or after May 1, 2017.In generalSection 633 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 ( note) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
ROTC graduates treated as membersFor purposes of this section, a graduate of a reserve officers' training corps who dies before receiving a first duty assignment shall be treated as a member of the Armed Forces who dies while on active duty..Effective dateThe amendment made by subsection (a) applies to deaths on or after May 1, 2017.In generalSection 1967(a)(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
  • (D) Any graduate of a reserve officers' training corps who has not received a first duty assignment..Effective dateThe amendment made by subsection (a) applies to deaths on or after May 1, 2017.