H. R. 936
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 7, 2017
Mr. Bilirakis (for himself, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Vela) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a space-available transportation priority for veterans of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total.
This Act may be cited as the
Special Priority on Aircrafts and Coverage Equity Act of 2017 or
Transportation on military aircraft on a space-available basis for disabled veterans with a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total
Availability of transportation
Section 2641b of title 10, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and
by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection (f):
Special priority for certain disabled veterans
The Secretary of Defense shall provide transportation on scheduled and unscheduled military flights within the continental United States and on scheduled overseas flights operated by the Air Mobility Command on a space-available basis for any veteran with a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total on the same basis as such transportation is provided to members of the armed forces entitled to retired or retainer pay.
The transportation priority required by paragraph (1) for veterans described in such paragraph applies whether or not the Secretary establishes the travel program authorized by this section.
In this subsection, the terms veteran and service-connected have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of title 38.
Subsection (f) of section 2641b of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.