H.R. 602: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jul 19, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 114

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 602

[Report No. 113–159]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2013

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

July 19, 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 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act .

2.

Conditions for treatment of certain persons as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes

(a)

In general

Chapter 55 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

5511.

Conditions for treatment of certain persons as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes

In any case arising out of the administration by the Secretary of laws and benefits under this title, a person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness shall not be considered adjudicated as a mental defective under subsection (d)(4) or (g)(4) of section 922 of title 18 without the order or finding of a judge, magistrate, or other judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 55 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

5511. Conditions for treatment of certain persons as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.

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July 19, 2013

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