Text: H.R.1603 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/25/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1603


To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 25, 2015

Mr. Barr (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Lance, Mr. Gibson, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Ms. Gabbard, Ms. Sinema, and Mr. Curbelo of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.

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 “Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act” or the “Military SAVE Act”.

SEC. 2. Improvement of treatment for military sexual assault at non-Department facilities.

Subsection (b) of section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–146; 38 U.S.C. 1701 note) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)(A), by inserting “except as provided by paragraph (2)(E),” before “as of”; and

(2) in paragraph (2)—

(A) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking “or”;

(B) in subparagraph (D)(ii)(II), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(E) is a victim of a military sexual trauma described in section 1720D(a)(1) of title 38, United States Code, regardless of the date on which the veteran enrolls in the patient enrollment system of the Department of Veterans Affairs established and operated under section 1705 of such title.”.