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S. 332: Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act of 2019

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


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 332

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 5, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to remove the manifestation period required for the presumptions of service connection for chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, and acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act of 2019.

2.

Removal of manifestation period required for presumptions of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents

Section 1116(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (C), by striking within one and all that follows through 1975;

(2)

in subparagraph (E), by striking within a and all that follows through 1975; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(I)

Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10 percent or more.

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