S.1314 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Labor to establish minimum funding levels for States for the support of disabled veterans' outreach program specialists and local veterans' employment representatives, and for other purposes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 06/30/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/13/2012 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-567. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1314 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/30/2011)
Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish minimum funding levels for specified veterans' benefits contracts and grants to ensure that each state receives sufficient funding to support at least one disabled veterans' outreach program specialist and one local veterans' employment representative per 5,000 square miles of service delivery area within the state.
Allows the Secretary, in establishing such minimum levels, to establish hold-harmless criteria for states and exclude consideration of counties with a population density of less than one person per square mile.
Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the needs of veterans residing in an area consisting of a county or counties with fewer than seven persons per square mile.