Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 5.djvu/689

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PUBLIC LAW 102-568 —OCT. 29, 1992 106 STAT. 4327 October 19, 1984, and ending on July 1, 1985, continued on active duty without a break in service and—"; and (3) in section 3031(e), by striking out "October 18, 1984" and inserting in lieu thereof "June 30, 1985". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendments made by this section 38 USC 30ii shall take effect as of October 28, 1986. "°^ SEC. 303. EXTENSION OF PERIOD FOR COMPLETING REQUIREMENTS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA. (a) IN GENERAL.— (1) Section 3011 is amended— (A) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting ", except as provided in subsection (e) of this section," after "who"; and (B) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(e) For the purposes of subsection (a)(2) of this section, an individual who was on active duty on August 2, 1990, and who completes the requirements of a secondary school diploma (or equivalency certificate) before the end of the 24-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this subsection shall be considered to have completed such requirements within the individual's initial obligated period of active duty.". (2) Section 3012 is amended— (A) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting "except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, after "who,"; and (B) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(f) For the purposes of subsection (a)(2) of this section, an individual who was on active duty on August 2, 1990, and who completes the requirements of a secondary school diploma (or equivalency certificate) before the end of the 24-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this subsection shall be considered to have completed such requirements within the individual's initial obligated period of active auty.". (b) NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT.— Not later than 60 days after ^^ ^sc son the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of each of the military departments shall notify each individual who was on active duty in the Armed Forces on August 2, 1990, and who has not met the requirements of a secondary school diploma (or equivalency certificate), of the extension of the period for the completion of such requirements afforded by the amendments made by this section. SEC. 304. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE TOWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE. (a) TREATMENT OF SERVICE.— Section 3011 (as amended by section 303) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(f)(1) For the purposes of this chapter, a member referred to in paragraph (2) of this subsection who serves the periods of active duty referred to in that paragraph shall be deemed to have served a continuous period of active duty whose length is the aggregate length of the periods of active duty referred to in that paragraph. (2) This subsection applies to a member who— "(A) after a period of continuous active duty of not more than 12 months, is discharged or released from active duty under subclause (I) or (III) of subsection (a)(l)(A)(ii) of this section; and note.