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H.R. 3147: Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 5, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3147

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 5, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Rutherford, and Mr. Waltz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses who do not have mobility impairments.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2019 or the PAWS Act of 2019.

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Authority of Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses who do not have mobility impairments

Section 1714 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(e)

The Secretary may provide a service dog to a veteran under subsection (c)(3) regardless of whether the veteran has a mobility impairment.

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