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Union Calendar No. 532
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5740
[Report No. 101-861]
A BILL
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make improvements in veterans'
health-care programs, and for other purposes.
October 13, 1990
Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on
the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
HR 5740 RH
Union Calendar No. 532
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 5740
[Report No. 101-861]
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make improvements in veterans'
health-care programs, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 27, 1990
Mr. MONTGOMERY (for himself and Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT) introduced the following
bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
October 13, 1990
Additional sponsors: Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. STUMP, Mr. APPLEGATE,
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, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. ROWLAND of Connecticut,
Mrs. PATTERSON, Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire, Mr. JONTZ, 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
Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on
the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]
A BILL
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make improvements in veterans'
health-care programs, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE.
  (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Veterans' Health-Care
  Amendments of 1990'.
  (b) REFERENCES TO TITLE 38- Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever
  in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to,
  or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered
  to be made to a section or other provision of title 38, United States Code.
TITLE I--HEALTH-CARE BENEFITS
 [Struck out->] SEC. 101. DENTAL BENEFITS. []   (a) Section 612(b)(1) is amended-- []   (1) by striking out `or' at the end of subparagraph (F);
 []   (2) by striking out the period at the end of subparagraph
 (G); and []   (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:
 []   `(H) from which a veteran of World War I is suffering; or
 []   `(I) medically necessary in preparation for hospital
 admission or for a veteran otherwise receiving care or services under this
 chapter.'. []   (b) Section 612(b)(3) is amended-- []   (1) by striking `$500' and inserting in lieu thereof
 `$1,000'; and []   (2) by adding at the end the following: `The Secretary may
 periodically review the cost of dental care to determine whether the dollar
 ceiling contained in this paragraph remains appropriate to carry out the
 purposes of this paragraph and may adjust that ceiling, as the Secretary
 determines necessary.'. [] SEC. 102.  [] SEC. 403. FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR COLLOCATION AGREEMENTS. []   Section 230(c) is amended-- []   (1) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (8); and
 []   (2) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following new
 paragraph (7): []   `(7) The Secretary may pay the expenses of leases under this
 subsection for any fiscal year using funds available to the Secretary for that
 fiscal year for general operating expenses of the Department.'. [
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