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Public Law No: 112-147 (07/23/2012)

 
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Public Law 112-147
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To direct the head of each Federal department and agency to treat 
    relevant military training as sufficient to satisfy training or 
   certification requirements for Federal licenses. <<NOTE: July 23, 
                         2012 -  [H.R. 4155]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Veteran Skills 
to Jobs Act.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 4114 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veteran Skills to Jobs Act''.
SEC. 2. CONSIDERATION OF RELEVANT MILITARY TRAINING FOR ISSUANCE 
                    OF A FEDERAL LICENSE.

    (a) In General.--The head of each Federal licensing authority shall 
consider and may accept, in the case of any individual applying for a 
license, any relevant training received by such individual while serving 
as a member of the armed forces, for the purpose of satisfying the 
requirements for such license.
    (b) Definitions.--For purposes of this Act--
            (1) the term ``license'' means a license, certification, or 
        other grant of permission to engage in a particular activity;
            (2) the term ``Federal licensing authority'' means a 
        department, agency, or other entity of the Government having 
        authority to issue a license;
            (3) the term ``armed forces'' has the meaning given such 
        term by section 2101(2) of title 5, United States Code; and
            (4) the term ``Government'' means the Government of the 
        United States.
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: Deadlines.>>  REGULATIONS.

    The head of each Federal licensing authority shall--
            (1) with respect to any license a licensing authority grants 
        or is empowered to grant as of the date of enactment of this 
        Act, prescribe any regulations necessary to carry out this Act 
        not later than 180 days after such date; and
            (2) with respect to any license of a licensing authority not 
        constituted or not empowered to grant the license as of the date 
        of enactment of this Act, prescribe any regulations necessary to 
        carry out this Act not later than 180 days after


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        the date on which the agency is so constituted or empowered, as 
        the case may be.

    Approved July 23, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4155:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-585 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
            July 9, considered and passed House.
            July 11, considered and passed Senate.

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