Home > 106th Congressional Bills > S. 4 (rs) To improve pay and retirement equity for members of the Armed Forces; and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...

S. 4 (rs) To improve pay and retirement equity for members of the Armed Forces; and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org


                           February 24, 1999

                    Ordered to be printed as passed

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                  S. 4

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 To improve pay and retirement equity for members of the Armed Forces; 
                        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 ``Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen's, and 
Marines' Bill of Rights Act of 1999''.

                      TITLE I--PAY AND ALLOWANCES

SEC. 101. FISCAL YEAR 2000 INCREASE AND RESTRUCTURING OF BASIC PAY.

    (a) Waiver of Section 1009 Adjustment.--Any adjustment required by 
section 1009 of title 37, United States Code, in the rates of monthly 
basic pay authorized members of the uniformed services by section 
203(a) of such title to become effective during fiscal year 2000 shall 
not be made.
    (b) January 1, 2000, Increase in Basic Pay.--Effective on January 
1, 2000, the rates of monthly basic pay for members of the uniformed 
services shall be increased by 4.8 percent.
    (c) Basic Pay Reform.--Effective on July 1, 2000, the rates of 
monthly basic pay for members of the uniformed services within each pay 
grade are as follows:
      

                        COMMISSIONED OFFICERS\1\
 Years of service computed under section 205 of title 37, United States
                                  Code
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pay Grade     2 or less    Over 2     Over 3     Over 4     Over 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
O-10\2\.........      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00       $0.00
O-9.............       0.00       0.00       0.00       0.00        0.00
O-8.............   6,594.30   6,810.30   6,953.10   6,993.30    7,171.80
O-7.............   5,479.50   5,851.80   5,851.50   5,894.40    6,114.60
O-6.............   4,061.10   4,461.60   4,754.40   4,754.40    4,772.40
O-5.............   3,248.40   3,813.90   4,077.90   4,127.70    4,291.80
O-4.............   2,737.80   3,333.90   3,556.20   3,606.04    3,812.40
O-3\3\..........   2,544.00   2,884.20   3,112.80   3,364.80    3,525.90
O-2\3\..........   2,218.80   2,527.20   2,910.90   3,000.00    3,071.10
O-1\3\..........   1,926.30   2,004.90   2,423.10   2,423.10    2,423.10
                 -------------------------------------------------------
                    Over 8    Over 10    Over 12    Over 14     Over 16
                 -------------------------------------------------------
O-10\2\.........      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00       $0.00
O-9.............       0.00       0.00       0.00       0.00        0.00
O-8.............   7,471.50   7,540.80   7,824.60   7,906.20    8,150.10
O-7.............   6,282.00   6,475.80   6,669.00   6,863.10    7,471.50
O-6.............   4,976.70   5,004.00   5,004.00   5,169.30    5,791.20
O-5.............   4,291.80   4,420.80   4,659.30   4,971.90    5,286.00
O-4.............   3,980.40   4,251.50   4,464.00   4,611.00    4,758.90
O-3\3\..........   3,702.60   3,850.20   4,040.40   4,139.10    4,139.10
O-2\3\..........   3,071.10   3,071.10   3,071.10   3,071.10    3,071.10
O-1\3\..........   2,423.10   2,423.10   2,423.10   2,423.10    2,423.10
                 -------------------------------------------------------
                   Over 18    Over 20    Over 22    Over 24     Over 26
                 -------------------------------------------------------
O-10\2\.........      $0.00  $10,655.1  $10,707.6  $10,930.2  $11,318.40
                                     0          0          0
O-9.............       0.00   9,319.50   9,453.60   9,647.70    9,986.40
O-8.............   8,503.80   8,830.20   9,048.00   9,048.00    9,048.00
O-7.............   7,985.40   7,985.40   7,985.40   7,985.40    8,025.60
O-6.............   6,086.10   6,381.30   6,549.00   6,719.10    7,049.10
O-5.............   5,436.00   5,583.60   5,751.90   5,751.90    5,751.90
O-4.............   4,808.70   4,808.70   4,808.70   4,808.70    4,808.70
O-3\3\..........   4,139.10   4,139.10   4,139.10   4,139.10    4,139.10
O-2\3\..........   3,071.10   3,071.10   3,071.10   3,071.10    3,071.10
O-1\3\..........   2,423.10   2,423.10   2,423.10   2,423.10   2,423.10
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Basic pay for these officers is limited to the rate of basic pay for
  level V of the Executive Schedule.
\2\While serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
  Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of
  Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, or Commandant
  of the Coast Guard, basic pay for this grade is calculated to be
  $12,441.00, regardless of cumulative years of service computed under
  section 205 of title 37, United States Code. Nevertheless, basic pay
  for these officers is limited to the rate of basic pay for level V of
  the Executive Schedule.
\3\Does not apply to commissioned officers who have been credited with
  over 4 years of active duty service as an enlisted member or warrant
  officer.


  COMMISSIONED OFFICERS WITH OVER 4 YEARS OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE AS AN
                   ENLISTED MEMBER OR WARRANT OFFICER
 Years of service computed under section 205 of title 37, United States
                                  Code
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pay Grade     2 or less    Over 2     Over 3     Over 4     Over 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
O-3E............      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00  $3,364.80   $3,525.90
O-2E............       0.00       0.00       0.00   3,009.00    3,071.10
O-1E............       0.00       0.00       0.00   2,423.10    2,588.40
                 -------------------------------------------------------
                    Over 8    Over 10    Over 12    Over 14     Over 16
                 -------------------------------------------------------
O-3E............  $3,702.60  $3,850.20  $4,040.40  $4,200.30   $4,291.80
O-2E............   3,168.60   3,333.90   3,461.40   3,556.20    3,556.20
O-1E............   2,683.80   2,781.30   2,877.60   3,009.00    3,009.00
                 -------------------------------------------------------
                   Over 18    Over 20    Over 22    Over 24     Over 26
                 -------------------------------------------------------
O-3E............  $4,416.90  $4,416.90  $4,416.90  $4,416.90   $4,416.90
O-2E............   3,556.20   3,556.20   3,556.20   3,556.20    3,556.20
O-1E............   3,009.00   3,009.00   3,009.00   3,009.00    3,009.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------



                            WARRANT OFFICERS
 Years of service computed under section 205 of title 37, United States
                                  Code
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pay Grade      2 or less    Over 2     Over 3     Over 4     Over 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
W-5..............      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00
W-4..............   2,592.00   2,788.50   2,868.60   2,947.50   3,083.40
W-3..............   2,355.90   2,555.40   2,555.40   2,588.40   2,694.30
W-2..............   2,063.40   2,232.60   2,232.60   2,305.80   2,423.10
W-1..............   1,719.00   1,971.00   1,971.00   2,135.70   2,232.60
                  ------------------------------------------------------
                     Over 8    Over 10    Over 12    Over 14    Over 16
                  ------------------------------------------------------
W-5..............      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00
W-4..............   3,217.20   3,352.80   3,485.10   3,622.20   3,753.60
W-3..............   2,814.90   2,974.20   3,071.10   3,177.00   3,298.20
W-2..............   2,555.40   2,852.60   2,749.80   2,844.30   2,949.00
W-1..............   2,332.80   2,433.30   2,533.20   2,634.00   2,734.80
                  ------------------------------------------------------
                    Over 18    Over 20    Over 22    Over 24    Over 26
                  ------------------------------------------------------
W-5..............      $0.00  $4,475.10  $4,628.70  $4,782.90  $4,937.40
W-4..............   3,888.00   4,019.00   4,155.60   4,289.70   4,427.10
W-3..............   3,418.50   3,539.10   3,659.40   3,780.00   3,900.90
W-2..............   3,058.40   3,163.80   3,270.90   3,378.30   3,378.30
W-1..............   2,835.00   2,910.90   2,910.90   2,910.90   2,910.90
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            ENLISTED MEMBERS
 Years of service computed under section 205 of title 37, United States
                                  Code
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pay Grade      2 or less    Over 2     Over 3     Over 4     Over 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-9\4\...........      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00      $0.00
E-8..............       0.00       0.00       0.00       0.00       0.00
E-7..............   1,765.80   1,927.80   2,001.00   2,073.00   2,147.70
E-6..............   1,518.90   1,678.20   1,752.60   1,824.30   1,899.30
E-5..............   1,332.60   1,494.00   1,566.00   1,640.40   1,714.50
E-4..............   1,242.90   1,373.10   1,447.20   1,520.10   1,593.90
E-3..............   1,171.50   1,260.60   1,334.10   1,335.90   1,335.90
E-2..............   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40
E-1..............  \5\1,005.   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60
                          60
                  ------------------------------------------------------
                     Over 8    Over 10    Over 12    Over 14    Over 16
                  ------------------------------------------------------
E-9\4\...........      $0.00  $3,015.30  $3,083.40  $3,169.80  $3,271.50
E-8..............   2,528.40   2,601.60   2,669.70   2,751.60   2,840.10
E-7..............   2,220.90   2,294.10   2,367.30   2,439.30   2,514.00
E-6..............   1,973.10   2,047.20   2,118.60   2,191.50   2,244.60
E-5..............   1,789.50   1,861.50   1,936.20   1,936.20   1,936.20
E-4..............   1,593.90   1,593.90   1,593.90   1,593.90   1,593.90
E-3..............   1,335.90   1,335.90   1,335.90   1,335.90   1,335.90
E-2..............   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40
E-1..............   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60
                  ------------------------------------------------------
                    Over 18    Over 20    Over 22    Over 24    Over 26
                  ------------------------------------------------------
E-9\4\...........  $3,373.20  $3,473.40  $3,609.30  $3,744.00  $3,915.80
E-8..............   2,932.50   3,026.10   3,161.10   3,295.50   3,483.60
E-7..............   2,588.10   2,660.40   2,787.60   2,926.20   3,134.40
E-6..............   2,283.30   2,283.30   2,285.70   2,285.70   2,285.70
E-5..............   1,936.20   1,936.20   1,936.20   1,936.20   1,936.20
E-4..............   1,593.90   1,593.90   1,593.90   1,593.90   1,593.90
E-3..............   1,335.90   1,335.90   1,335.90   1,335.90   1,335.90
E-2..............   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,127.40   1,123.20   1,127.40
E-1..............   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60   1,005.60  1,005.60
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\4\While serving as Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty
  Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant
  Major of the Marine Corps, or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast
  Guard, basic pay for this grade is $4,701.00, regardless of cumulative
  years of service computed under section 205 of title 37, United States
  Code.
\5\In the case of members in the grade E-1 who have served less than 4
  months on active duty, basic pay is $930.30.

SEC. 102. PAY INCREASES FOR FISCAL YEARS AFTER FISCAL YEAR 2000.

    (a) ECI+0.5 Percent Increase for All Members.--Section 1009(c) of 
title 37, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
    ``(c) ECI+0.5 Percent Increase for All Members.--Subject to 
subsection (d), an adjustment taking effect under this section during a 
fiscal year shall provide all eligible members with an increase in the 
monthly basic pay by the percentage equal to the sum of one percent 
plus the percentage calculated as provided under section 5303(a) of 
title 5 (without regard to whether rates of pay under the statutory pay 
systems are actually increased during such fiscal year under that 
section by the percentage so calculated).''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall 
take effect on October 1, 2000.

SEC. 103. SPECIAL SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE.

    (a) Allowance.--(1) Chapter 7 of title 37, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after section 402 the following new section:
``Sec. 402a. Special subsistence allowance
    ``(a) Entitlement.--Upon the application of an eligible member of a 
uniformed service described in subsection (b)(1), the Secretary 
concerned shall pay the member a special subsistence allowance for each 
month for which the member is eligible to receive food stamp 
assistance, as determined by the Secretary.
    ``(b) Covered Members.--(1) A member referred to subsection (a) is 
an enlisted member in pay grade E-5 or below.
    ``(2) For the purposes of this section, a member shall be 
considered as being eligible to receive food stamp assistance if the 
household of the member meets the income standards of eligibility 
established under section 5(c)(2) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 
U.S.C. 2014(c)(2)), not taking into account the special subsistence 
allowance that may be payable to the member under this section and any 
allowance that is payable to the member under section 403 or 404a of 
this title.
    ``(c) Termination of Entitlement.--The entitlement of a member to 
receive payment of a special subsistence allowance terminates upon the 
occurrence of any of the following events:
            ``(1) Termination of eligibility for food stamp assistance.
            ``(2) Payment of the special subsistence allowance for 12 
        consecutive months.
            ``(3) Promotion of the member to a higher grade.
            ``(4) Transfer of the member in a permanent change of 
        station.
    ``(d) Reestablished Entitlement.--(1) After a termination of a 
member's entitlement to the special subsistence allowance under 
subsection (c), the Secretary concerned shall resume payment of the 
special subsistence allowance to the member if the Secretary 
determines, upon further application of the member, that the member is 
eligible to receive food stamps.
    ``(2) Payments resumed under this subsection shall terminate under 
subsection (c) upon the occurrence of an event described in that 
subsection after the resumption of the payments.
    ``(3) The number of times that payments are resumed under this 
subsection is unlimited.
    ``(e) Documentation of Eligibility.--A member of the uniformed 
services applying for the special subsistence allowance under this 
section shall furnish the Secretary concerned with such evidence of the 
member's eligibility for food stamp assistance as the Secretary may 
require in connection with the application.
    ``(f) Amount of Allowance.--The monthly amount of the special 
subsistence allowance under this section is $180.
    ``(g) Relationship to Basic Allowance for Subsistence.--The special 
subsistence allowance under this section is in addition to the basic 
allowance for subsistence under section 402 of this title.
    ``(h) Food Stamp Assistance Defined.--In this section, the term 
`food stamp assistance' means assistance under the Food Stamp Act of 
1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.).
    ``(i) Termination of Authority.--No special subsistence allowance 
may be made under this section for any month beginning after September 
30, 2004.''.
    (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next >>

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.R. 2904 (rh) To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to reauthorize funding for the Office of Government Ethics. [Reported in House] ...
2 H.R. 350 (ih) To improve congressional deliberation on proposed Federal private sector mandates, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
3 S. 549 (is) To redesignate the Coronado National Forest in honor of Morris K. Udall, a former Member of the House of Representatives. [Introduced in Senate] ...
4 S. 2900 (pcs) Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Placed on C...
5 S. 632 (rfh) To provide assistance for poison prevention and to stabilize the funding of regional poison control centers. [Referred in House] ...
6 H.R. 1596 (ih) To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide, with respect to research on breast cancer, for the increased involvement of advocates in decisionmaking at the National Cancer Institute. [Introduced in House] ...
7 S. 1028 (is) To simplify and expedite access to the Federal courts for injured [Introduced in Senate] ...
8 S.Con.Res. 91 (rfh) Congratulating the Republic of Lithuania on the tenth anniversary of the reestablishment of its independence from the rule of the former Soviet Union. [Referred in House] ...
9 S. 1723 (is) To establish a program to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to [Introduced in Senate] ...
10 H.R. 5652 (ih) To provide for reauthorization of small business loan and other programs, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
11 H.R. 5070 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve geographic fairness in Medicare+Choice payments and hospital payments under the Medicare Program. [Introduced in House] ...
12 S. 783 (rfh) To limit access to body armor by violent felons and to facilitate the donation of Federal surplus body armor to State and local law enforcement agencies. [Referred in House] ...
13 H.R. 4275 (rfs) To establish the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, and for other purposes. [Referred in Senate] ...
14 H.R. 4330 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of annual screening pap smears, screening pelvic exams, and clinical breast exams under the Medicare Program. [Introduced in House] ...
15 H.R. 4981 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a national [Introduced in House] ...
16 H.R. 3197 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the abuse of the enhanced charitable deduction for contributions of drugs. [Introduced in House] ...
17 S. 228 (is) For the relief of Susan Rebola Cardenas. [Introduced in Senate] ...
18 S.Con.Res. 52 (is) Expressing the sense of Congress in opposition to a ``bit tax'' on Internet data proposed in the Human Development Report 1999 published by the United Nations Development Programme. [Introduced in Senate] ...
19 H.R. 3033 (rh) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to make certain adjustments to the boundaries of Biscayne National Park in the State of Florida, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
20 H.R. 775 (ih) To establish certain procedures for civil actions brought for damages relating to the failure of any device or system to process or otherwise deal with the transition from the year 1999 to the year 2000, and for other purposes. [Introduced i...
21 H.R. 4425 (rh) Making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
22 H.R. 4528 (ih) To establish an undergraduate grant program of the Department of State to assist students of limited financial means from the United States to pursue studies at foreign institutions of higher education. [Introduced in House] ...
23 H.R. 3686 (ih) To amend the Clean Air Act and titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to provide for continued authorization of funding of transportation projects after a lapse in transportation conformity. [Introduced in House] ...
24 H.R. 3192 (ih) To restore food stamp benefits for aliens, to provide States with [Introduced in House] ...
25 S. 1778 (rfh) To provide for equal exchanges of land around the Cascade Reservoir. [Referred in House] ...
26 S. 1836 (rfh) To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Alabama. [Referred in House] ...
27 S. 1211 (is) To amend the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act to authorize additional measures to carry out the control of salinity upstream of Imperial Dam in a cost-effective manner. [Introduced in Senate] ...
28 H.R. 4577 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
29 S. 2812 (rfh) To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities. [Referred in House] ...
30 H.R. 2773 (rh) To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Wekiva River and its tributaries of Rock Springs Run and Black Water Creek in the State of Florida as components of the national wild and scenic rivers system. [Reported in House] %%F...


Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy