Text: H.R.4155 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-147 (07/23/2012)
[112th Congress Public Law 147]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 112-147
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
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:
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.