H.R.5657 - Veterans' Judicial Review Amendments of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3] (Introduced 09/18/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 101-859|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/18/1990 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans. (All Actions)|
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Union Calendar No. 530 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5657 [Report No. 101-859] A BILL To make technical amendments to the Veterans' Judicial Review Act. October 13, 1990 Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed HR 5657 RH Union Calendar No. 530 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5657 [Report No. 101-859] To make technical amendments to the Veterans' Judicial Review Act. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 18, 1990 Mr. MONTGOMERY (for himself and Mr. STUMP) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs October 13, 1990 Additional sponsors: Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT, Mr. EVANS, Mr. WYLIE, Mr. PENNY, Mr. MCEWEN, Mr. STAGGERS, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. ROWLAND of Georgia, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. RIDGE, Mrs. PATTERSON, Mr. ROWLAND of Connecticut, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire, Mr. PAYNE of Virginia, Mr. MORRISON of Connecticut, Mr. SANGMEISTER, Mr. PARKER, Mr. JONES of Georgia, Ms. LONG, Mr. GEREN of Texas, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. LEATH of Texas, Mr. HEFNER, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. RICHARDSON, and Mr. Browder October 13, 1990 Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed A BILL To make technical amendments to the Veterans' Judicial Review Act. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Veterans' Judicial Review Amendments of 1990'. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 4067 OF TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE. Section 4067 of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by striking out subsection (b); (2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b); (3) by striking out subsection (d); (4) by striking out `except as provided in subsection (d) of this section' in subsection (a); and (5) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (c). SEC. 3. JUDICIAL CONFERENCE. (a) IN GENERAL- Subchapter III of chapter 72 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: `Sec. 4086. Judicial Conference of the Court of Veterans Appeals `The Chief Judge of the Court of Veterans Appeals is authorized to summon annually the judges of the Court to a judicial conference, at a time and place that he designates, for the purpose of considering the business of the Court and advising means of improving the administration of justice within the Court's jurisdiction. The Court shall provide by its rules for representation and active participation at such conference by persons admitted to practice before the Court and by other persons active in the legal profession.'. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 4085 the following new item: `4086. Judicial Conference of the Court of Veterans Appeals.'. SEC. 4. AVAILABILITY OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN CONNECTION WITH JUDICIAL REVIEW. Section 4132(b)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraph (C): `(C) To the United States Court of Veterans Appeals and any other Federal court for use in connection with review under chapter 72 of this title, but any disclosure of records under this subparagraph shall be made under seal.'. SEC. 5. CLERICAL AMENDMENTS. Chapter 72 of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (c) of section 4067 (as redesignated by section 2), by striking out `Administrator of the National Archives and Records Administration' and inserting in lieu thereof `Archivist of the United States'; (2) in section 4068(b)(2)-- (A) by striking out `shall' and inserting in lieu thereof `may, upon motion of the appellant or the Secretary,'; and (B) by striking out `before' and inserting in lieu thereof `or'; and (3) by redesignating the second subsection (d) of section 4054 (authorizing judges of the Court to administer oaths) as subsection (e).