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Introduced in Senate (11/12/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1684


To require a pilot program on the provision of certain information to State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 12, 2013

Mr. Toomey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To require a pilot program on the provision of certain information to State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.

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 “Servicemembers Transition Improvement Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Pilot program on provision of certain information to State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.

(a) Pilot program required.—Commencing not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall carry out a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing the information described in subsection (b) on members of the Armed Forces who are separating from the Armed Forces to State veterans agencies as a means of facilitating the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.

(b) Covered information.—The information described in this subsection with respect to a member is as follows:

(1) Department of Defense Form DD 214.

(2) A personal email address.

(3) A personal telephone number.

(4) A mailing address.

(c) Voluntary participation.—The participation of a member in the pilot program shall be at the election of the member.

(d) Form of provision of information.—Information shall be provided to State veterans agencies under the pilot program in digitized electronic form.

(e) Use of information.—Information provided to State veterans agencies under the pilot program may be shared by such agencies with appropriate county veterans service offices in such manner and for such purposes as the Secretary shall specify for purposes of the pilot program.

(f) Report.—Not later than 15 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the pilot program. The report shall include a description of the pilot program and such recommendations, including recommendations for continuing or expanding the pilot program, as the Secretary considers appropriate in light of the pilot program.


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