SENATE BILL NO. 538

October 02, 2019, Introduced by Senators WOJNO, HOLLIER, OUTMAN, IRWIN, POLEHANKI and ANANICH and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

A bill to amend 1967 PA 150, entitled

"Michigan military act,"

by amending section 411 (MCL 32.811), as amended by 2000 PA 472.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 411. (1) A person An individual who has completed not less than 20 years of active service with the national guard National Guard or defense force, or both, may retire and receive retirement pay under 1 or more of the following circumstances:

(a) Attainment of The individual is 62 years of age or older.

(b) Ineligibility, because of federal law or regulation, for further federal recognition in the person's individual's current grade because of age or length of service, and termination of the person's individual's commission or enlistment in the national guard National Guard of the United States.

(c) Withdrawal of the person's individual's federal recognition and termination of the person's individual's commission or enlistment in the national guard National Guard of the United States because of physical disqualification from further service.

(d) Separation The individual separates from the national guard National Guard or defense force under an honorable circumstance.

(2) A person An individual who retires under subsection (1)(a) shall receive pay of $600.00 $1,200.00 per year. A person An individual who retires under subsection (1)(b), (c), or (d) shall receive pay of $600.00 $1,200.00 per year upon reaching attaining 55 years of age.

(3) Upon the death of a person an individual who has completed not less than 20 years of active service with the national guard National Guard or defense force, or both, and who before his or her death met 1 of the circumstances described in subsection (1)(b), (c), or (d), or was still in active service, a the individual's surviving spouse shall receive $500.00 $1,200.00 per year until death.