H. R. 1171
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 9, 2013
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
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 2013 or the
FOR VETS Act of
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 House of Representatives July 8, 2013.
Karen L. Haas,