H.R. 5712 (112th): Veterans Jobs Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 10, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5712

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 10, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, and Mr. Reichert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Labor to establish a pilot program to have community business leaders mentor members of the Armed Forces under the Transition Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Jobs Act of 2012.

2.

Business leader mentor pilot program

(a)

Pilot program

In carrying out the Transition Assistance Program (including the Disabled Transition Assistance Program) under section 1144 of title 10, United States Code, the Secretary of Labor, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, may establish a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of using community business leaders as mentors to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces who are being separated from active duty and the spouses of such members.

(b)

Duration

If the Secretary carries out the pilot program established under subsection (a), such program shall be carried out for a two-year period.

(c)

Report

(1)

In general

Not later than 18 months after the date on which the Secretary commences the pilot program established under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on such program, including the findings of the Secretary with respect to the feasibility and advisability of using business leaders as mentors as described in subsection (a).

(2)

Appropriate congressional committees defined

In this subsection, the term appropriate congressional committees means—

(A)

the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services of the House of Representatives; and

(B)

the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services of the Senate.