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Text of the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on March 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 29, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4312

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Turner of New York, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Kissell, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Towns, Ms. Norton, Mrs. Davis of California, and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2012.

2.

Preference eligible treatment for fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans

Section 2108(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking subparagraphs (F) and (G) and inserting the following:

(F)

the parent of an individual who lost his or her life under honorable conditions while serving in the armed forces during a period named by paragraph (1)(A) of this section, if—

(i)

the spouse of that parent is totally and permanently disabled; or

(ii)

that parent, when preference is claimed, is unmarried or, if married, legally separated from his or her spouse;

(G)

the parent of a service-connected permanently and totally disabled veteran, if—

(i)

the spouse of that parent is totally and permanently disabled; or

(ii)

that parent, when preference is claimed, is unmarried or, if married, legally separated from his or her spouse; and

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Effective date

The amendment made by this Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.