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

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Introduced in House (06/30/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5648

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


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


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.