Text: H.R.2148 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2148

To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 13, 2011

Mr. Burton of Indiana (for himself, Mr. Courtney, and Mrs. Ellmers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents.

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 “Disabled Veterans Commissary and Exchange Store Benefits Act”.

SEC. 2. Commissary and exchange store privileges for disabled veterans and their dependents.

(a) Extension of privileges.—Chapter 54 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 1065. Use of commissary and exchange stores: disabled veterans and their dependents

“(a) Disabled veterans.—A veteran with a compensable service-connected disability shall be permitted to use commissary and exchange stores on the same basis as a member of the armed forces entitled to retired or retainer pay.

“(b) Dependents.—A dependent of a veteran described in subsection (a) shall be permitted to use commissary and exchange stores on the same basis as a dependent of a member of the armed forces entitled to retired or retainer pay.

“(c) Definitions.—In this section, the terms ‘veteran’ and ‘service-connected’ have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of title 38.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“1065. Use of commissary and exchange stores: disabled veterans and their dependents.”.

(c) Effective date.—Section 1065 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.