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H.R. 91 (114th): Veterans Identification Card Act 2015


The Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015 has passed the House and Senate and will be sent to the President. It will require the department of Veterans Affairs to issue veteran identification cards upon request. These cards were serve in place of the current paper DD-214 forms. Bill sponsor Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL16) issued a press release following House passage of the bill.

Last updated Jul 8, 2015. View all GovTrack summaries.

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 21, 2015.


(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on June 22, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Veteran's Identification Card Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue a veteran's identification card to a requesting veteran who is neither entitled to military retired pay nor enrolled in the VA system of patient enrollment.

Requires such card, among other things, to: (1) display the veteran's name and photograph, and (2) serve as proof that the veteran has a DD-214 form or other official document in his or her military personnel file that describes the veteran's military service.

Directs VA to charge a card fee.

States that such card shall not serve as proof of entitlement to any benefits.