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S. 136 (114th): Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of May 5, 2015 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 67

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 136

[Report No. 114–35]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 8, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

May 5, 2015

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015.

2.

Preference eligible treatment for fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans

Section 2108(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking subparagraphs (F) and (G) and inserting the following:

(F)

the parent of an individual who lost his or her life under honorable conditions while serving in the armed forces during a period named by paragraph (1)(A) of this section, if—

(i)

the spouse of that parent is totally and permanently disabled; or

(ii)

that parent, when preference is claimed, is unmarried or, if married, legally separated from his or her spouse;

(G)

the parent of a service-connected permanently and totally disabled veteran, if—

(i)

the spouse of that parent is totally and permanently disabled; or

(ii)

that parent, when preference is claimed, is unmarried or, if married, legally separated from his or her spouse; and

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3.

Effective date

The amendment made by this Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

May 5, 2015

Reported without amendment