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Introduced in House (02/27/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5130


To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit the Secretary of a military department to grant veterans access to certain fitness centers under the jurisdiction of such Secretary, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 27, 2018

Ms. Tenney introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit the Secretary of a military department to grant veterans access to certain fitness centers under the jurisdiction of such Secretary, 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 “Ensuring Veterans Access to Military Fitness Facilities Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Access for veterans to certain fitness centers.

(a) In general.—Chapter 152 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 2569. Fitness centers: access for veterans.

“(a) In general.—Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of a military department may grant veterans access to a fitness center that—

“(1) is under the jurisdiction of such Secretary; and

“(2) is operated by a geographically separated unit that is located not less than 100 miles from the supporting base of such unit.

“(b) Factors for consideration.—In determining whether to grant veterans access to a fitness center under subsection (a), the Secretary concerned shall consider—

“(1) whether the commander who oversees the fitness center has determined—

“(A) that such fitness center has the capacity and infrastructure required to support veterans; and

“(B) that granting veterans such access would not impede the readiness of members of the armed forces on active duty who use the fitness center;

“(2) the effect that granting veterans such access would have on the operating and maintenance expenses of the fitness center; and

“(3) any additional criteria determined by the Secretary concerned.

“(c) Definition.—In this section, the term ‘veteran’ has the meaning given such term in section 101 of title 38.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:


“2569. Fitness centers: access for veterans.”.