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Referred in Senate (05/19/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1313


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 19, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


AN ACT

To amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences.

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 “Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act”.

SEC. 2. Modification of treatment under contracting goals and preferences of Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) In general.—Section 8127(h) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (3), by striking “rated as” and all that follows through “disability.” and inserting a period; and

(2) in paragraph (2), by amending subparagraph (C) to read as follows:

“(C) The date that—

“(i) in the case of a surviving spouse of a veteran with a service-connected disability rated as 100 percent disabling or who dies as a result of a service-connected disability, is 10 years after the date of the veteran’s death; or

“(ii) in the case of a surviving spouse of a veteran with a service-connected disability rated as less than 100 percent disabling who does not die as a result of a service-connected disability, is 3 years after the date of the veteran’s death.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply with respect to contracts awarded on or after such date.

Passed the House of Representatives May 18, 2015.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk

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