IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 12, 2013
Mr. Toomey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To require a pilot program on the provision of certain information to State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.
This Act may be cited as the
Servicemembers Transition Improvement Act of 2013
Pilot program on provision of certain information to State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life
Pilot program required
Commencing not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall carry out a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing the information described in subsection (b) on members of the Armed Forces who are separating from the Armed Forces to State veterans agencies as a means of facilitating the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.
The information described in this subsection with respect to a member is as follows:
Department of Defense Form DD 214.
A personal email address.
A personal telephone number.
A mailing address.
The participation of a member in the pilot program shall be at the election of the member.
Form of provision of information
Information shall be provided to State veterans agencies under the pilot program in digitized electronic form.
Use of information
Information provided to State veterans agencies under the pilot program may be shared by such agencies with appropriate county veterans service offices in such manner and for such purposes as the Secretary shall specify for purposes of the pilot program.
Not later than 15 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the pilot program. The report shall include a description of the pilot program and such recommendations, including recommendations for continuing or expanding the pilot program, as the Secretary considers appropriate in light of the pilot program.