H.R.566 - Stand Down Authorization Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] (Introduced 02/03/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/09/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.566 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/03/1999)
Stand Down Authorization Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs: (1) to carry out Stand Down events (events to provide veterans who are without a home, unemployed, experiencing health or social adjustment challenges, or otherwise in need with one to three days of safety and security and access to food, shelter, clothing, benefits certification, health care, or any other appropriate form of assistance); and (2) in connection with such events, to provide outreach services, use Department of Veterans Affairs personal property, and provide any other appropriate benefit or service.
Directs the Secretary to establish and implement a pilot program under which the Secretary shall carry out a single Stand Down event in each State in each calendar year, beginning in 2000. Requires an annual report to the Congress on pilot program implementation and recommendations for legislation.