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S. 899: Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2018 (Passed the House with an Amendment).


115th CONGRESS

2d Session

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

July 16, 2018

AMENDMENTS:

That the bill from the Senate (S. 899) entitled An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes., do pass with the following

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act.

2.

Disabled veteran leave for health-care professionals in Veterans Health Administration

(a)

In general

Section 6329(d)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(1)

the term employee has the meaning given such term in section 2105, and includes—

(A)

an officer or employee of the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission; and

(B)

notwithstanding subsection (a) of section 7421 of title 38, an individual occupying a position listed in subsection (b) of such section;

.

(b)

Applicability

With respect to a position listed in section 7421(b) of title 38, United States Code, the amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any individual appointed to such a position on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

Amend the title so as to read: An Act to amend title 5, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration..

Karen L. Haas

Clerk.