Text: H.R.2554 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/07/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2554


To improve the ability of separating or retiring members of the Armed Forces to seek services provided by county veterans service officers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2019

Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York (for himself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Gallagher) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To improve the ability of separating or retiring members of the Armed Forces to seek services provided by county veterans service officers.

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 “Know Your Vets Act”.

SEC. 2. Information regarding county veterans service officers.

(a) Provision of information.—The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that a member of the Armed Forces who is separating or retiring from the Armed Forces may elect to have the Department of Defense form DD–214 of the member transmitted to the appropriate county veterans service officer based on the mailing address provided by the member.

(b) Database.—The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall maintain a database of all county veterans service officers.

(c) County veterans service officer defined.—In this section, the term “county veterans service officer” means an employee of a county government, local government, or Tribal government who is covered by section 14.629(a)(2) of title 38, Code of Federal Regulations.


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