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H.R. 7003 (110th): Wounded Veteran Job Security Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 23, 2008 (Introduced).


I

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7003

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 23, 2008

(for himself, Mr. Edwards of Texas, Mr. Filner, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Reyes, and Ms. Schakowsky) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit discrimination and acts of reprisal against persons who receive treatment for illnesses, injuries, and disabilities incurred in or aggravated by service in the uniformed services.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wounded Veteran Job Security Act.

2.

Discrimination against persons who receive treatment for illnesses, injuries, and disabilities incurred in or aggravated by service in the uniformed services and acts of reprisal prohibited

(a)

Prohibition of discrimination and acts of reprisal

Section 4311 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by inserting after uniformed service the following: , or who has an illness, injury, or disability determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to have been incurred in or aggravated by such service,; and

(B)

by striking or obligation and inserting obligation, or receipt of treatment for that illness, injury, or disability; and

(2)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking or obligation for service the first time it appears and inserting obligation for service, or receipt of treatment for an illness, injury, or disability incurred in or aggravated by service and

(B)

by striking or obligation for service the second time it appears and inserting obligation for service, or receipt of treatment.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to treatment received on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.