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Titles (9)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Clay Hunt SAV Act
Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Clay Hunt SAV Act
Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Clay Hunt SAV Act
Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Clay Hunt SAV Act
Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
04/23/2015By Senator Isakson from Committee on Veterans' Affairs filed written report. Report No. 114-34.
02/12/2015Became Public Law No: 114-2. (TXT | PDF)
02/12/2015Signed by President.
02/11/2015Presented to President.
02/03/2015Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 50.
01/21/2015Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Isakson without amendment. Without written report.
01/12/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 17).(text: CR H196-198)
01/07/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (21)

Date Chamber
04/23/2015SenateBy Senator Isakson from Committee on Veterans' Affairs filed written report. Report No. 114-34.
02/12/2015Became Public Law No: 114-2. (TXT | PDF)
02/12/2015Signed by President.
02/11/2015HousePresented to President.
02/03/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
02/03/2015SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 50.
02/03/2015SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S716-720)
01/21/2015SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 6.
01/21/2015SenateCommittee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Isakson without amendment. Without written report.
01/21/2015SenateCommittee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
01/13/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/12/2015-7:01pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 17). (text: CR H196-198)
01/12/2015-7:01pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/12/2015-6:30pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H204-205)
01/12/2015-5:35pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
01/12/2015-5:06pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 203.
01/12/2015-5:06pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H196-201)
01/12/2015-5:06pmHouseMr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/07/2015HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/07/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/07/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (39)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/07/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1]* 01/07/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 01/08/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 01/08/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 01/08/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 01/08/2015
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 01/08/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 01/08/2015
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 01/08/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 01/08/2015
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 01/09/2015
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 01/09/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 01/09/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 01/12/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 01/12/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 01/12/2015
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 01/12/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 01/12/2015
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 01/12/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 01/12/2015
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 01/12/2015
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5] 01/12/2015
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 01/12/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 01/12/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 01/12/2015
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 01/12/2015
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 01/12/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 01/12/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 01/12/2015
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 01/12/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs01/07/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health01/07/2015 Referred to
Senate Veterans' Affairs01/13/2015 Referred to
01/21/2015 Markup by
01/21/2015 Reported by S. Rept. 114-34

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Latest Summary (5)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-2 (02/12/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act or the Clay Hunt SAV Act

(Sec. 2) Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) arrange for an independent third party evaluation, to be conducted by September 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, of the VA's mental health care and suicide prevention programs; and (2) submit a report to Congress, by December 1, 2018, and each year thereafter, containing the most recent evaluations not yet submitted to Congress and any recommendations the Secretary considers appropriate.

Directs the Secretary to submit interim reports to Congress by September 30, 2016, and September 30, 2017, on the VA's mental health care and suicide prevention programs.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary to survey the VA's websites and information resources to publish a website that serves as a centralized source to provide veterans with information, updated at least once every 90 days, regarding the VA's mental health care services.

(Sec. 4) Requires the Secretary to carry out a three-year pilot program to repay the education loans relating to psychiatric medicine that are incurred by individuals who:

  • are eligible to practice psychiatric medicine in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or are enrolled in the final year of a residency program leading to a specialty qualification in psychiatric medicine;
  • demonstrate a commitment to a long-term career as a psychiatrist in the VHA; and
  • agree to a period of two or more years of obligated service with the VHA in the field of psychiatric medicine, as determined by the Secretary.

Limits the loan repayment to no more than $30,000 for each year an individual performs such obligated service, as determined by the Secretary.

Directs the Secretary to submit interim and final reports to Congress on such pilot program.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary to establish a three-year pilot program at not less than five Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) to assist veterans transitioning from active duty and to improve the access of veterans to mental health services. Requires the pilot program at each VISN to include: (1) a community oriented veteran peer support network carried out in partnership with an entity that has experience in peer support programs, and (2) a community outreach team for each medical center in such VISN.

Directs the Secretary to submit interim and final reports to Congress on such pilot program.

(Sec. 6) Authorizes the Secretary to collaborate with nonprofit mental health organizations to prevent suicide among veterans. Requires the Secretary and any such organization to exchange training sessions and best practices.

Directs the Secretary to select a VA Director of Suicide Prevention Coordination to undertake any collaboration with nonprofit mental health organizations.

(Sec. 7) Extends for one year combat veterans' eligibility for VA hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for illnesses that have not been medically proven to be attributable to their service, provided they: (1) were discharged or released from active duty between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2011, and (2) did not enroll to receive such care during the five-year period of eligibility following their discharge.

(Sec. 8) Prohibits the authorization of any additional appropriations to carry out this Act's provisions.