H.R.506 - Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/12/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-599|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/15/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.506 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (03/15/2018)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017”.
(a) In general.—Chapter 63 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(a) Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, any scheme or artifice to defraud an individual of veterans’ benefits, or in connection with obtaining veteran’s benefits for that individual, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
“(1) the term ‘veteran’ has the meaning given that term in section 101 of title 38; and
“(2) the term ‘veterans’ benefits’ means any benefit provided by Federal law for a veteran or a dependent or survivor of a veteran.”.
(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 63 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
“1352. Fraud regarding veterans’ benefits.”.
Passed the House of Representatives March 14, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|