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Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House

Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2015

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
12/14/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-256. (TXT | PDF)
12/14/2016 Signed by President.
12/02/2016 Presented to President.
11/29/2016 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
11/17/2016 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2016 Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/12/2016 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/06/2016 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 114-709.
09/10/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (28)

Date Chamber
12/14/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-256. (TXT | PDF)
12/14/2016 Signed by President.
12/02/2016 House Presented to President.
11/29/2016-7:10pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/29/2016-7:10pm House On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection. (text as House agreed to Senate Amendment: CR H6354-6355)
11/29/2016-7:10pm House Mrs. Walorski asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H6353-6355)
11/18/2016 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/17/2016 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2016 Senate S.Amdt.5111 Amendment SA 5111 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2016 Senate S.Amdt.5111 Amendment SA 5111 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Moran. (consideration: CR S6493)
11/17/2016 Senate Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6493)
11/17/2016 Senate Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2016 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
09/12/2016-4:19pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/12/2016-4:19pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5277-5278)
09/12/2016-4:11pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3471.
09/12/2016-4:11pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5277-5279)
09/12/2016-4:11pm House Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/06/2016 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 548.
09/06/2016 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 114-709.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/18/2016 House Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/18/2016 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
04/29/2016 House Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
04/29/2016 House Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
11/17/2015 House Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
09/25/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
09/10/2015 House Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
09/10/2015 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (51)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 09/10/2015
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 09/10/2015
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 09/10/2015
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]* 09/10/2015
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26]* 09/10/2015
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 09/18/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 09/22/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/07/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/08/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 10/20/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 10/20/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] 10/20/2015
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 10/20/2015
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 10/20/2015
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 10/21/2015
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 10/21/2015
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 10/21/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 10/22/2015
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 10/27/2015
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 10/28/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 10/28/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 10/28/2015
Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large] 11/02/2015
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 11/02/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 11/02/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 11/05/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 11/17/2015
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-34] 02/29/2016
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 05/11/2016
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 05/18/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 06/07/2016
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 06/07/2016
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 06/07/2016
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 06/09/2016
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 06/10/2016
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 06/16/2016
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 07/06/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 07/06/2016
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 07/06/2016
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 07/14/2016
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 07/14/2016
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 07/14/2016
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 07/14/2016
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 07/14/2016
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 07/14/2016
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 07/14/2016
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 07/14/2016

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs09/10/2015 Referred to
05/18/2016 Markup by
09/06/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-709
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health09/25/2015 Referred to
11/17/2015 Hearings by
04/29/2016 Markup by
04/29/2016 Reported by
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs09/25/2015 Referred to
Senate Veterans' Affairs09/13/2016 Referred to
11/17/2016 Discharged from

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Subjects (5)

  • Disability and paralysis
  • Motor vehicles
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation

Latest Summary (5)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-256 (12/14/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on November 17, 2016. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that an eligible disabled veteran provided an automobile or other conveyance is given the opportunity to make personal selections relating to such conveyance.

(Sec. 3) The VA shall develop a comprehensive policy regarding quality standards for providers of modification services to veterans under the automobile adaptive equipment program.

Such policy shall cover: (1) management of the automobile adaptive equipment program, (2) development and application of safety and quality standards for equipment and installation, (3) provider certification by a third party organization or manufacturer, (4) manufacturer certification of a provider, (5) education and training of VA personnel, (6) provider compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and (7) allowance for veterans to receive modifications at their residence or location of choice.

The VA shall approve a manufacturer as a certifying manufacturer if such manufacturer demonstrates that its certification standards meet or exceed the quality standards provided for by this bill.

The VA may approve two or more private, nonprofit organizations as third party, nonprofit certifying organizations.

The VA shall: (1) within one year and at least every six years thereafter, update VHA Handbook 1173.4 in accordance with such policy; and (2) within one year of such update and biennially thereafter through 2022, report on policy implementation and facility compliance.

The VA shall: (1) develop and revise such policy in consultation with veteran service organizations, the National Highway Transportation Administration, industry representatives, manufacturers of automobile adaptive equipment, and other entities with relevant expertise; and (2) ensure against the use of a certifying entity that has a financial conflict of interest regarding the certification of an eligible provider.

(Sec. 4) The VA may appoint licensed hearing aid specialists to the Veterans Health Administration.

The VA shall ensure that: (1) a hearing aid specialist may only perform hearing services consistent with the specialist's state license related to the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids, without excluding other qualified professionals from rendering services in overlapping practice areas; (2) services provided to veterans by hearing aid specialists shall be provided as part of the non-medical treatment plan developed by an audiologist; and (3) VA medical facilities provide veterans with access to the full range of audiologist services.

The VA shall, within one year and annually thereafter for the next five years, report on: (1) veterans access to such hearing health services; and (2) VA contracting policies for providing hearing health services to veterans in non-VA facilities, including the number of veterans referred to audiologists and hearing aid specialists.