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H.R. 1171 (113th): FOR VETS Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 3, 2013 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Thirteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the First Session

H. R. 1171


To amend title 40, United States Code, to improve veterans service organizations access to Federal surplus personal property.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2013 or the FOR VETS Act of 2013 .


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.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.