H. R. 3147
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 5, 2019
Mr. Stivers (for himself, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Rutherford, and Mr. Waltz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2019 or the
PAWS Act of 2019.
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:
The Secretary may provide a service dog to a veteran under subsection (c)(3) regardless of whether the veteran has a mobility impairment.