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Text of To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service to ...

...Public Service to honor veterans who make remarkable and distinguished contributions to their communities.

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 154

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2013

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service to honor veterans who make remarkable and distinguished contributions to their communities.

1.

Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service

(a)

Establishment

Subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

533.

Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service

(a)

In general

The Secretary may award a decoration called the Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service to a veteran described in subsection (b).

(b)

Veteran described

A veteran described in this subsection is a veteran whom the Secretary determines has, during the period after the date of the veteran’s discharge or release from the active military, naval, or air service—

(1)

made remarkable and distinguished contributions to the community of the veteran; and

(2)

exemplified the virtues of honor, duty, and commitment to service that originally led the veteran to service in the Armed Forces.

(c)

Posthumous award

The Secretary may award the medal under this section to a veteran described in subsection (b) who is deceased.

(d)

Regulations

The Secretary may prescribe regulations to carry out this section.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 532 the following new item:

533. Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

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