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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Modernizing VA's Records Management Program Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to treat digitized records as originals with respect to claims under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/01/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
10/14/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
10/14/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
10/01/2019Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/01/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (23)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs10/01/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations10/14/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs10/14/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/01/2019)

Modernizing VA's Records Management Program Act

This bill authorizes the treatment of digitized records (e.g., photographs or files) as original documents for purposes of claims under laws of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), so long as the digitized versions are made in compliance with document disposal laws.

Under the bill, the VA may not be required to produce or retain original physical files or records, including for proceedings occurring at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

The bill requires the VA to implement a process to ensure a digitized record pertaining to a claim is (1) of sufficient quality to be viewed and read on an electronic screen, and (2) an accurate reproduction of the original file or document.

The VA must return an original document or file to a claimant once the digitized version has been made.

Finally, the VA must resolve any doubt regarding the accuracy of a digitized file or document pertaining to a claim in favor of the claimant if (1) the VA did not implement the process to ensure the quality and accuracy of the digitized version, (2) the claimant presents credible evidence that there is a deficiency or alteration to the file, or (3) the claimant presents credible evidence that such digitized version is missing from VA records.