Text: S.3033 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/08/2016)

2d Session
S. 3033

To provide for an Atomic Veterans Service Medal.


June 8, 2016

Mr. Markey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


To provide for an Atomic Veterans Service Medal.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Atomic Veterans Service Medal.

(a) Service medal required.—The Secretary of Defense shall design and produce a military service medal, to be known as the “Atomic Veterans Service Medal”, to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans (as such term is defined in section 1112(c)(3) of title 38, United States Code).

(b) Distribution of medal.—

(1) ISSUANCE TO RETIRED AND FORMER MEMBERS.—At the request of a radiation-exposed veteran, the Secretary of Defense shall issue the Atomic Veterans Service Medal to the veteran.

(2) ISSUANCE TO NEXT-OF-KIN.—In the case of a radiation-exposed veteran who is deceased, the Secretary may provide for issuance of the Atomic Veterans Service Medal to the next-of-kin of the person.

(3) APPLICATION.—The Secretary shall prepare and disseminate as appropriate an application by which radiation-exposed veterans and their next-of-kin may apply to receive the Atomic Veterans Service Medal.

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