Text: H.R.5648 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 5648 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5648

To amend title 38, United States Code, to reinstate criminal penalties 
            for persons charging veterans unauthorized fees.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 30, 2010

Mr. Bilirakis introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the 
 Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
 in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to reinstate criminal penalties 
            for persons charging veterans unauthorized fees.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REINSTATEMENT OF PENALTIES FOR CHARGING VETERANS 
              UNAUTHORIZED FEES.

    (a) In General.--Section 5905 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after ``Whoever'' the following: ``(1) directly or 
indirectly solicits, contracts for, charges, or receives, or attempts 
to solicit, contract for, charge, or receive, any fee or compensation 
except as provided in sections 5904 or 1984 of this title, or (2)''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall 
apply with respect to actions taken after the date of the enactment of 
this Act.
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