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Introduced in Senate (02/11/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 432


To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 11, 2019

Mr. Rubio introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against 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 “Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.

(a) In general.—Chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 1041. Fraud regarding veterans’ benefits

“(a) In general.—It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly engage in any scheme or artifice to defraud—

“(1) an individual of veterans’ benefits; or

“(2) in connection with obtaining veteran’s benefits for an individual.

“(b) Penalties.—Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

“(c) Definitions.—In this section—

“(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 under Federal law for a veteran or a dependent or survivor of a veteran.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


“1041. Fraud regarding veterans’ benefits.”.