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Introduced in Senate (02/09/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2521


To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the treatment at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 9, 2016

Mrs. Ernst (for herself, Mr. Graham, Mr. Kirk, Mrs. McCaskill, and Ms. Mikulski) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the treatment at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault, and for other purposes.

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 of Veterans Affairs facilities.

Subsection (b)(2) 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 subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking “or”;

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

(3) 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.”.