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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1881

 To provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, 
                        and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 18, 2019

  Mr. Young (for himself and Ms. Duckworth) introduced the following 
 bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, 
                        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 ``Veterans Expedited TSA Screening 
Safe Travel Act'' or the ``VETS Safe Travel Act''.

SEC. 2. AVAILABILITY OF PRECHECK PROGRAM TO CERTAIN SEVERELY INJURED OR 
              DISABLED VETERANS.

    (a) In General.--Section 44927 of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Availability of PreCheck Program to Certain Severely Injured 
or Disabled Veterans.--
            ``(1) In general.--A veteran described in paragraph (2) is 
        eligible for security screening under the PreCheck Program 
        under section 44919 at no cost to the veteran if the veteran is 
        able to meet the background check and other security 
        requirements for participation in the program.
            ``(2) Veterans described.--A veteran described in this 
        paragraph is a veteran determined by the Secretary of Veterans 
        Affairs--
                    ``(A)(i) to have had a loss, or loss of use, of a 
                limb;
                    ``(ii) to have become paralyzed or partially 
                paralyzed; or
                    ``(iii) to have incurred permanent blindness; and
                    ``(B) as a result of that loss, paralyzation or 
                partial paralyzation, or blindness, to require the use 
                of a wheelchair, prosthetic limb, or other assistive 
                device to aid with mobility.''.
    (b) Coordination on Implementation.--Not later than 180 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the 
Transportation Security Administration and the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs shall jointly--
            (1) develop and implement a process for providing the 
        Transportation Security Administration with access to the data 
        needed to validate the eligibility of a veteran for the 
        PreCheck Program under section 44927(g) of title 49, United 
        States Code, as added by subsection (a); and
            (2) submit to Congress a report on the status of 
        implementing the process required by paragraph (1).
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