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Public Law 112-260
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that deceased veterans 
with no known next of kin can receive a dignified burial, and for other 
             purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 10, 2013 -  [S. 3202]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Dignified Burial 
and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012. 38 USC 101 
note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Dignified Burial 
and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Scoring of budgetary effects.

                        TITLE I--CEMETERY MATTERS

Sec. 101. Furnishing caskets and urns for deceased veterans with no 
           known next of kin.
Sec. 102. Veterans freedom of conscience protection.
Sec. 103. Improved communication between Department of Veterans Affairs 
           and medical examiners and funeral directors.
Sec. 104. Identification and burial of unclaimed or abandoned human 
           remains.
Sec. 105. Exclusion of persons convicted of committing certain sex 
           offenses from interment or memorialization in national 
           cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery, and certain State 
           veterans' cemeteries and from receiving certain funeral 
           honors.
Sec. 106. Restoration, operation, and maintenance of Clark Veterans 
           Cemetery by American Battle Monuments Commission.
Sec. 107. Report on compliance of Department of Veterans Affairs with 
           industry standards for caskets and urns.

                          TITLE II--HEALTH CARE

Sec. 201. Establishment of open burn pit registry.
Sec. 202. Transportation of beneficiaries to and from facilities of 
           Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sec. 203. Extension of reduced pension for certain veterans covered by 
           medicaid plans for services furnished by nursing facilities.
Sec. 204. Extension of report requirement for Special Committee on Post-
           Traumatic-Stress Disorder.

                        TITLE III--OTHER MATTERS

Sec. 301. Off-base transition training for veterans and their spouses.
Sec. 302. Requirement that judges on United States Court of Appeals for 
           Veterans Claims reside within 50 miles of District of 
           Columbia.
Sec. 303. Designation of Trinka Davis Veterans Village.
Sec. 304. Designation of William ``Bill'' Kling Department of Veterans 
           Affairs Outpatient Clinic.
Sec. 305. Designation of Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs 
           Medical Center.
Sec. 306. Designation of David F. Winder Department of Veterans Affairs 
           Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

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SEC. 2. SCORING OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go-Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

                        TITLE I--CEMETERY MATTERS

SEC. 101. FURNISHING CASKETS AND URNS FOR DECEASED VETERANS WITH 
                        NO KNOWN NEXT OF KIN.

    (a) In General.--Section 2306 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections 
        (g) and (h), respectively;
            (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
        subsection (f):

    ``(f) The Secretary may furnish a casket or urn, of such quality as 
the Secretary considers appropriate for a dignified burial, for burial 
in a national cemetery of a deceased veteran in any case in which the 
Secretary--
            ``(1) is unable to identify the veteran's next of kin, if 
        any; and
            ``(2) determines that sufficient resources for the 
        furnishing of a casket or urn for the burial of the veteran in a 
        national cemetery are not otherwise available.''; and
            (3) in subsection (h), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by 
        adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ``(4) A casket or urn may not be furnished under subsection (f) for 
burial of a person described in section 2411(b) of this title.''.
    (b) <<NOTE: Applicability. 38 USC 2306 note.>>  Effective Date.--
Subsections (f) and (h)(4) of section 2306 of title 38, United States 
Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect on the date that is 
one year after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply 
with respect to deaths occurring on or after the date that is one year 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.
SEC. 102. VETERANS FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE PROTECTION.

    (a) In General.--Section 2404 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(h)(1) With respect to the interment or funeral, memorial service, 
or ceremony of a deceased veteran at a national cemetery, the Secretary 
shall ensure that--
            ``(A) the expressed wishes of the next of kin or other agent 
        of the deceased veteran are respected and given appropriate 
        deference when evaluating whether the proposed interment or 
        funeral, memorial service, or ceremony affects the safety and 
        security of the national cemetery and visitors to the cemetery;
            ``(B) to the extent possible, all appropriate public areas 
        of the cemetery, including committal shelters, chapels, and 
        benches, may be used by the family of the deceased veteran for 
        contemplation, prayer, mourning, or reflection; and

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            ``(C) during such interment or funeral, memorial service, or 
        ceremony, the family of the deceased veteran may display any 
        religious or other symbols chosen by the family.

    ``(2) Subject to regulations prescribed by the Secretary under 
paragraph (4), including such regulations ensuring the security of a 
national cemetery, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent 
practicable, provide to any military or volunteer veterans honor guard, 
including such guards belonging to a veterans service organization or 
other nongovernmental group that provides services to veterans, access 
to public areas of a national cemetery if such access is requested by 
the next of kin or other agent of a deceased veteran whose interment or 
funeral, memorial service, or ceremony is being held in such cemetery.
    ``(3) <<NOTE: Notification.>>  With respect to the interment or 
funeral, memorial service, or ceremony of a deceased veteran at a 
national cemetery, the Secretary shall notify the next of kin or other 
agent of the deceased veteran of funeral honors available to the 
deceased veteran, including such honors provided by any military or 
volunteer veterans honor guard described in paragraph (2).

    ``(4) <<NOTE: Regulations.>>  The Secretary shall prescribe 
regulations to carry out this subsection.''.

    (b) <<NOTE: 38 USC 2404 note.>>  Interim Implementation.--The 
Secretary may carry out paragraphs (1) through (3) of section 2404(h) of 
such title, as added by subsection (a), before the Secretary prescribes 
regulations pursuant to paragraph (4) of such section, as so added.

    (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the 
implementation of section 2404(h) of such title, as added by subsection 
(a). <<NOTE: Certification.>> Such report shall include a certification 
of whether the Secretary is in compliance with all of the provisions of 
such section.
SEC. 103. IMPROVED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS 
                        AFFAIRS AND MEDICAL EXAMINERS AND FUNERAL 
                        DIRECTORS.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 24 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 2414. <<NOTE: 38 USC 2414.>>  Communication between 
                  Department of Veterans Affairs and medical 
                  examiners and funeral directors

    ``(a) Required Information.--With respect to each deceased veteran 
described in subsection (b) who is transported to a national cemetery 
for burial, the Secretary shall ensure that the local medical examiner, 
funeral director, county service group, or other entity responsible for 
the body of the deceased veteran before such transportation submits to 
the Secretary the following information:
            ``(1) Whether the deceased veteran was cremated.
            ``(2) The steps taken to ensure that the deceased veteran 
        has no next of kin.

    ``(b) Deceased Veteran Described.--A deceased veteran described in 
this subsection is a deceased veteran--
            ``(1) with respect to whom the Secretary determines that 
        there is no next of kin or other person claiming the body of the 
        deceased veteran; and

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            ``(2) who does not have sufficient resources for the 
        furnishing of a casket or urn for the burial of the deceased 
        veteran in a national cemetery, as determined by the 
        Secretary.''.

    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter <<NOTE: 38 USC prec. 2400.>> is amended by inserting after 
the item relating to section 2413 the following new item:

``2414. Communication between Department of Veterans Affairs and medical 
           examiners and funeral directors.''.

    (c) <<NOTE: Applicability. 38 USC 2414 note.>>  Effective Date.--
Section 2414 of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection 
(a), shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and 
shall apply with respect to deaths occurring on or after the date that 
is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
SEC. 104. <<NOTE: 38 USC 2402 note.>>  IDENTIFICATION AND BURIAL 
                        OF UNCLAIMED OR ABANDONED HUMAN REMAINS.

    (a) Identification of Unclaimed or Abandoned Human Remains.--The 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall cooperate with veterans service 
organizations to assist entities in possession of unclaimed or abandoned 
human remains in determining if any such remains are the remains of 
veterans or other individuals eligible for burial in a national cemetery 
under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
    (b) Burial of Unclaimed or Abandoned Human Remains.--
            (1) Funeral expenses.--Section 2302(a)(2) of title 38, 
        United States Code, is amended by striking ``who was a veteran 
        of any war or was discharged or released from the active 
        military, naval, or air service for a disability incurred or 
        aggravated in line of duty, whose body is held by a State (or a 
        political subdivision of a State), and''.
            (2) Transportation costs.--Section 2308 of such title is 
        amended--
                    (A) by striking ``Where a veteran'' and all that 
                follows through ``compensation, the'' and inserting 
                ``(a) In General.--The'';
                    (B) in subsection (a), as designated by subparagraph 
                (A), by inserting ``described in subsection (b)'' after 
                ``of the deceased veteran''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                subsection:

    ``(b) Deceased Veteran Described.--A deceased veteran described in 
this subsection is any of the following veterans:
            ``(1) A veteran who dies as the result of a service-
        connected disability.
            ``(2) A veteran who dies while in receipt of disability 
        compensation (or who but for the receipt of retirement pay or 
        pension under this title, would have been entitled to 
        compensation).
            ``(3) A veteran whom the Secretary determines is eligible 
        for funeral expenses under section 2302 of this title by virtue 
        of the Secretary determining that the veteran has no next of kin 
        or other person claiming the body of such veteran pursuant to 
        subsection (a)(2)(A) of such section.''.
            (3) <<NOTE: Applicability. 38 USC 2302 note.>>  Effective 
        date.--The amendments made by this subsection shall take effect 
        on the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of 
        this Act and shall apply with respect to burials and funerals 
        occurring on or after the date that is one year after the date 
        of the enactment of this Act.

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SEC. 105. EXCLUSION OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF COMMITTING CERTAIN SEX 
                        OFFENSES FROM INTERMENT OR MEMORIALIZATION 
                        IN NATIONAL CEMETERIES, ARLINGTON NATIONAL 
                        CEMETERY, AND CERTAIN STATE VETERANS' 
                        CEMETERIES AND FROM RECEIVING CERTAIN 
                        FUNERAL HONORS.

    (a) Prohibition Against.--Section 2411(b) of title 38, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(4) A person--
                    ``(A) who has been convicted of a Federal or State 
                crime causing the person to be a tier III sex offender 
                for purposes of the Sex Offender Registration and 
                Notification Act (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.);
                    ``(B) who, for such crime, is sentenced to a minimum 
                of life imprisonment; and
                    ``(C) whose conviction is final (other than a person 
                whose sentence was commuted by the President or Governor 
                of a State, as the case may be).''.

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 2411(a)(2) of such title is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``or (b)(2)'' each place it appears and 
        inserting ``, (b)(2), or (b)(4)''; and
            (2) by striking ``capital'' each place it appears.

    (c) <<NOTE: Applicability. 38 USC 2411 note.>>  Effective Date.--The 
amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to interments 
and memorializations that occur on or after the date of the enactment of 
this Act.
SEC. 106. <<NOTE: Philippines.>>  RESTORATION, OPERATION, AND 
                        MAINTENANCE OF CLARK VETERANS CEMETERY BY 
                        AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION.

    (a) <<NOTE: Contracts. 36 USC 2104 note.>>  In General.--After an 
agreement is made between the Government of the Republic of the 
Philippines and the United States Government, Clark Veterans Cemetery in 
the Republic of the Philippines shall be treated, for purposes of 
section 2104 of title 36, United States Code, as a cemetery for which it 
was decided under such section that the cemetery will become a permanent 
cemetery and the American Battle Monuments Commission shall restore, 
operate, and maintain Clark Veterans Cemetery (to the degree the 
Commission considers appropriate) under such section in cooperation with 
the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

    (b) Limitation on Future Burials.--Burials at the cemetery described 
in subsection (a) after the date of the agreement described in such 
subsection shall be limited to eligible veterans, as determined by the 
Commission, whose burial does not incur any cost to the Commission.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Commission--
            (1) $5,000,000 for site preparation, design, planning, 
        construction, and associated administrative costs for the 
        restoration of the cemetery described in subsection (a); and
            (2) amounts necessary to operate and maintain the cemetery 
        described in subsection (a).

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SEC. 107. REPORT ON COMPLIANCE OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 
                        WITH INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR CASKETS AND 
                        URNS.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to 
the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the 
compliance of the Department of Veterans Affairs with industry standards 
for caskets and urns.
    (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall include 
the following:
            (1) A description of industry standards for caskets and 
        urns.
            (2) An assessment of compliance with such standards at 
        national cemeteries administered by the Department with respect 
        to caskets and urns used for the interment of those eligible for 
        burial at such cemeteries.

                          TITLE II--HEALTH CARE

SEC. 201. <<NOTE: 38 USC 527 note.>>  ESTABLISHMENT OF OPEN BURN 
                        PIT REGISTRY.

    (a) Establishment of Registry.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In general.--Not later than one 
        year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
        of Veterans Affairs shall--
                    (A) establish and maintain an open burn pit registry 
                for eligible individuals who may have been exposed to 
                toxic airborne chemicals and fumes caused by open burn 
                pits;
                    (B) include any information in such registry that 
                the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines necessary 
                to ascertain and monitor the health effects of the 
                exposure of members of the Armed Forces to toxic 
                airborne chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits;
                    (C) develop a public information campaign to inform 
                eligible individuals about the open burn pit registry, 
                including how to register and the benefits of 
                registering; and
                    (D) <<NOTE: Notification.>>  periodically notify 
                eligible individuals of significant developments in the 
                study and treatment of conditions associated with 
                exposure to toxic airborne chemicals and fumes caused by 
                open burn pits.
            (2) Coordination.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
        coordinate with the Secretary of Defense in carrying out 
        paragraph (1).

    (b) Report to Congress.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  Reports by independent scientific 
        organization.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall enter 
        into an agreement with an independent scientific organization to 
        prepare reports as follows:
                    (A) Not later than two years after the date on which 
                the registry under subsection (a) is established, an 
                initial report containing the following:
                          (i) <<NOTE: Assessment.>>  An assessment of 
                      the effectiveness of actions taken by the 
                      Secretaries to collect and maintain information on 
                      the health effects of exposure to toxic

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                      airborne chemicals and fumes caused by open burn 
                      pits.
                          (ii) <<NOTE: Recommenda- tions.>>  
                      Recommendations to improve the collection and 
                      maintenance of such information.
                          (iii) Using established and previously 
                      published epidemiological studies, recommendations 
                      regarding the most effective and prudent means of 
                      addressing the medical needs of eligible 
                      individuals with respect to conditions that are 
                      likely to result from exposure to open burn pits.
                    (B) Not later than five years after completing the 
                initial report described in subparagraph (A), a follow-
                up report containing the following:
                          (i) An update to the initial report described 
                      in subparagraph (A).
                          (ii) <<NOTE: Assessment.>>  An assessment of 
                      whether and to what degree the content of the 
                      registry established under subsection (a) is 
                      current and scientifically up-to-date.
            (2) Submittal to congress.--
                    (A) Initial report.--Not later than two years after 
                the date on which the registry under subsection (a) is 
                established, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
                submit to Congress the initial report prepared under 
                paragraph (1)(A).
                    (B) Follow-up report.--Not later than five years 
                after submitting the report under subparagraph (A), the 
                Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress 
                the follow-up report prepared under paragraph (1)(B).

    (c) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Eligible individual.--The term ``eligible individual'' 
        means any individual who, on or after September 11, 2001--
                    (A) was deployed in support of a contingency 
                operation while serving in the Armed Forces; and
                    (B) during such deployment, was based or stationed 
                at a location where an open burn pit was used.
            (2) Open burn pit.--The term ``open burn pit'' means an area 
        of land located in Afghanistan or Iraq that--
                    (A) is designated by the Secretary of Defense to be 
                used for disposing solid waste by burning in the outdoor 
                air; and
                    (B) does not contain a commercially manufactured 
                incinerator or other equipment specifically designed and 
                manufactured for the burning of solid waste.
SEC. 202. TRANSPORTATION OF BENEFICIARIES TO AND FROM FACILITIES 
                        OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 1 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after section 111 the following new section:
``Sec. 111A. <<NOTE: 38 USC 111A.>>  Transportation of individuals 
                  to and from Department facilities

    ``(a) Transportation by Secretary.--(1) The Secretary may transport 
any person to or from a Department facility or other place in connection 
with vocational rehabilitation, counseling required by the Secretary 
pursuant to chapter 34 or 35 of this title, or for the purpose of 
examination, treatment, or care.

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    ``(2) <<NOTE: Expiration date.>>  The authority granted by paragraph 
(1) shall expire on the date that is one year after the date of the 
enactment of this section.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (h) of section 111 of such 
title is--
            (1) transferred to section 111A of such title, <<NOTE: 38 
        USC 111, 111A.>> as added by subsection (a);
            (2) redesignated as subsection (b);
            (3) inserted after subsection (a) of such section; and
            (4) <<NOTE: 38 USC 111A.>>  amended by inserting 
        ``Transportation by Third-parties.--'' before ``The Secretary''.

    (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 1 of such title is <<NOTE: 38 USC 101 prec.>> amended by 
inserting after the item relating to section 111 the following new item:

``111A. Transportation of individuals to and from Department 
           facilities.''.

SEC. 203. EXTENSION OF REDUCED PENSION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS 
                        COVERED BY MEDICAID PLANS FOR SERVICES 
                        FURNISHED BY NURSING FACILITIES.

    Section 5503(d)(7) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``September 30, 2016'' and inserting ``November 30, 2016''.
SEC. 204. EXTENSION OF REPORT REQUIREMENT FOR SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
                        POST-TRAUMATIC-STRESS DISORDER.

    Section 110(e)(2) of the Veterans' Health Care Act of 1984 (Public 
Law 98-528; 38 U.S.C. 1712A note) is amended by striking ``through 
2012'' and inserting ``through 2016''.

                        TITLE III--OTHER MATTERS

SEC. 301. <<NOTE: 10 USC 1144 note.>>  OFF-BASE TRANSITION 
                        TRAINING FOR VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES.

    (a) <<NOTE: Time period. Effective date.>>  Provision of Off-base 
Transition Training.--During the two-year period beginning on the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor shall provide the 
Transition Assistance Program under section 1144 of title 10, United 
States Code, to eligible individuals at locations other than military 
installations to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing 
such program to eligible individuals at locations other than military 
installations.

    (b) Eligible Individuals.--For purposes of this section, an eligible 
individual is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran.
    (c) Locations.--
            (1) Number of states.--The Secretary shall carry out the 
        training under subsection (a) in not less than three and not 
        more than five States selected by the Secretary for purposes of 
        this section.
            (2) Selection of states with high unemployment.--Of the 
        States selected by the Secretary under paragraph (1), at least 
        two shall be States with high rates of unemployment among 
        veterans.
            (3) Number of locations in each state.--The Secretary shall 
        provide training under subsection (a) to eligible individuals at 
        a sufficient number of locations within each State selected 
        under this subsection to meet the needs of eligible individuals 
        in such State.

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            (4) Selection of locations.--The Secretary shall select 
        locations for the provision of training under subsection (a) to 
        facilitate access by participants and may not select any 
        location on a military installation other than a National Guard 
        or reserve facility that is not located on an active duty 
        military installation.

    (d) Inclusion of Information About Veterans Benefits.--The Secretary 
shall ensure that the training provided under subsection (a) generally 
follows the content of the Transition Assistance Program under section 
1144 of title 10, United States Code.
    (e) Annual Report.--Not later than March 1 of any year during which 
the Secretary provides training under subsection (a), the Secretary 
shall submit to Congress a report on the provision of such training.
    (f) Comptroller General Report.--Not later than 180 days after the 
termination of the one-year period described in subsection (a), the 
Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a 
report on the training provided under such subsection. The report shall 
include the evaluation of the Comptroller General regarding the 
feasibility and advisability of carrying out off-base transition 
training at locations nationwide.
SEC. 302. REQUIREMENT THAT JUDGES ON UNITED STATES COURT OF 
                        APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS RESIDE WITHIN 
                        50 MILES OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

    (a) Residency Requirement.--
            (1) In general.--Section 7255 is amended to read as follows:
``Sec. 7255. <<NOTE: 38 USC 7255.>>  Offices, duty stations, and 
                  residences

    ``(a) Principal Office.--The principal office of the Court of 
Appeals for Veterans Claims shall be in the Washington, D.C., 
metropolitan area, but the Court may sit at any place within the United 
States.
    ``(b) Official Duty Stations.--(1) Except as provided in paragraph 
(2), the official duty station of each judge while in active service 
shall be the principal office of the Court of Appeals for Veterans 
Claims.
    ``(2) The place where a recall-eligible retired judge maintains the 
actual abode in which such judge customarily lives shall be considered 
the recall-eligible retired judge's official duty station.
    ``(c) Residences.--(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), after 
appointment and while in active service, each judge of the Court of 
Appeals for Veterans Claims shall reside within 50 miles of the 
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
    ``(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to recall-eligible retired 
judges of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.''.
            (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
        beginning of chapter 72 is <<NOTE: 38 USC 7251 prec.>> amended 
        by striking the item relating to section 7255 and inserting the 
        following new item:

``7255. Offices, duty stations, and residences.''.

    (b) Removal.--Section 7253(f)(1) is amended by striking ``or 
engaging in the practice of law'' and inserting ``engaging in the 
practice of law, or violating section 7255(c) of this title''.
    (c) <<NOTE: 38 USC 7255 note.>>  Effective Date.--

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            (1) In general.--Subsection (c) of section 7255, as added by 
        subsection (a), and the amendment made by subsection (b) shall 
        take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act.
            (2) <<NOTE: 38 USC 7253 note.>>  Applicability.--The 
        amendment made by subsection (b) shall apply with respect to 
        judges confirmed on or after January 1, 2012.
SEC. <<NOTE: Georgia.>>  303. DESIGNATION OF TRINKA DAVIS VETERANS 
                        VILLAGE.

    (a) Designation.--The facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
located at 180 Martin Drive in Carrollton, Georgia, shall after the date 
of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the ``Trinka 
Davis Veterans Village''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in any law, regulation, map, 
document, record, or other paper of the United States to the facility 
referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the 
``Trinka Davis Veterans Village''.
SEC. <<NOTE: Florida.>>  304. DESIGNATION OF WILLIAM ``BILL'' 
                        KLING DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 
                        OUTPATIENT CLINIC.

    (a) Designation.--The facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
located at 9800 West Commercial Boulevard in Sunrise, Florida, shall 
after the date of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as 
the ``William `Bill' Kling Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient 
Clinic''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, 
paper, or other record of the United States to the facility referred to 
in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``William 
`Bill' Kling Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic''.
SEC. <<NOTE: Washington.>>  305. DESIGNATION OF MANN-GRANDSTAFF 
                        DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL 
                        CENTER.

    (a) Designation.--The Department of Veterans Affairs medical center 
in Spokane, Washington, shall after the date of the enactment of this 
Act be known and designated as the ``Mann-Grandstaff Department of 
Veterans Affairs Medical Center''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, 
paper, or other record of the United States to the Department of 
Veterans Affairs medical center referred to in subsection (a) shall be 
deemed to be a reference to the ``Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans 
Affairs Medical Center''.
SEC. <<NOTE: Ohio.>>  306. DESIGNATION OF DAVID F. WINDER 
                        DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMUNITY 
                        BASED OUTPATIENT CLINIC.

    (a) Designation.--The Department of Veterans Affairs community based 
outpatient clinic located in Mansfield, Ohio, shall after the date of 
the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the ``David F. 
Winder Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient 
Clinic''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, 
paper, or other record of the United States to the Department of 
Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic referred to in 
subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the

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``David F. Winder Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based 
Outpatient Clinic''.

    Approved January 10, 2013.

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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
            Dec. 19, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 30, considered and passed House.

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