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

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 91

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1171

[Report No. 113–126]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 14, 2013

(for himself, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, and Mr. O’Rourke) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

June 25, 2013

Additional sponsors: Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Enyart, Mr. Bentivolio, and Mr. Cotton

June 25, 2013

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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


1.

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 .

2.

Veterans access to Federal excess and surplus personal property

Section 549(c)(3) of title 40, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking or at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (B)

(A)

in clause (viii), by adding or at the end; and

(B)

by striking clause (x); and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

for purposes of providing services to veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38), to an organization whose—

(i)

membership comprises substantially veterans; and

(ii)

representatives are recognized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under section 5902 of title 38.

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June 25, 2013

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed