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Text of the FOR VETS Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 573

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2013

(for herself,Mr. Leahy, andMr. Carper) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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)

insubparagraph (A), by strikingorat the end;

(2)

insubparagraph (B)

(A)

inclause (viii), by addingorat the end; and

(B)

by strikingclause (x); and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

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

(i)

membership comprises substantially veterans; and

(ii)

representatives are recognized by theSecretary of Veterans Affairsundersection 5902 of title 38.

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