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S. 3507 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe regulations providing that a presumption of service connection is warranted for a disease with a positive association with exposure to a herbicide agent, and for other purposes.

Introduced: 2018-09-26
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3507


    To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe regulations providing that a presumption of service connection is warranted for a disease with a positive association with exposure to a herbicide agent, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 26, 2018

    Mr. Brown (for himself and Mr. Heller) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe regulations providing that a presumption of service connection is warranted for a disease with a positive association with exposure to a herbicide agent, 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. Extension of authority of Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding presumptions of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to herbicide agents.

(a) In general.—Section 1116(e) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “September 30, 2015” and inserting “September 30, 2025”.

(b) Treatment of reports received during expired period.—Each report described in section 1116(c)(1)(A) of such title that was received by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the period beginning on September 30, 2015, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be treated, for purposes of such section, as if it were received by the Secretary on the date of the enactment of this Act.


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