H.R. 5999 (112th): Housing for Blinded Veterans Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 21, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5999

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide specially adapted housing assistance to blind veterans.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Housing for Blinded Veterans Act.

2.

Modification of standard of visual acuity required for eligibility for specially adapted housing assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(a)

In general

Section 2101(b)(2)(A) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking with 5/200 and all that follows through the period and inserting the following: with central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of standard correcting lenses (for purposes of this subparagraph, an eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees shall be treated as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less)..

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to specially adapted housing assistance provided on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.