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Public Law No: 114-62 (10/07/2015)

 
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Public Law 114-62
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that 
 fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be 
   included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for 
   treatment in the civil service. <<NOTE: Oct. 7, 2015 -  [S. 136]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Gold Star 
Fathers Act of 2015. 5 USC 101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015''.
SEC. 2. PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE TREATMENT FOR FATHERS OF CERTAIN 
                    PERMANENTLY DISABLED OR DECEASED VETERANS.

    Section 2108(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
striking subparagraphs (F) and (G) and inserting the following:
                    ``(F) the parent of an individual who lost his or 
                her life under honorable conditions while serving in the 
                armed forces during a period named by paragraph (1)(A) 
                of this section, if--
                          ``(i) the spouse of that parent is totally and 
                      permanently disabled; or
                          ``(ii) that parent, when preference is 
                      claimed, is unmarried or, if married, legally 
                      separated from his or her spouse;
                    ``(G) the parent of a service-connected permanently 
                and totally disabled veteran, if--
                          ``(i) the spouse of that parent is totally and 
                      permanently disabled; or
                          ``(ii) that parent, when preference is 
                      claimed, is unmarried or, if married, legally 
                      separated from his or her spouse; and''.

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SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 5 USC 2108 note.>>  EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendment made by this Act shall take effect 90 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act.

    Approved Otober 7, 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 136:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-263 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 114-35 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
            May 11, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 28, considered and passed House.

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