IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 20, 2012
Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To amend title 40, United States Code, to improve veterans service organizations access to Federal surplus personal property.
This Act may be cited as the
Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2012 or the
FOR VETS Act of 2012.
Veterans access to Federal excess and surplus personal property
Section 549(c)(3) of title 40, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
or at the end;
in subparagraph (B)—
in clause (viii), by adding
or at the end; and
by striking clause (x); and
by adding at the end the following:
for purposes of providing services to veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38), to an organization whose—
membership comprises substantially veterans; and
representatives are recognized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under section 5902 of title 38.
Passed the Senate December 19, 2012.