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S.1262: Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||armed forces and national security|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Bill Nelson, D-Fla.|
|Total Cosponsors||3 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||June 27, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Nov. 19, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
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Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a veterans conservation corps to assist veterans in the transition from service in the Armed Forces to civilian life and to employ veterans: (1) in conservation, resource management, and historic preservation projects on public lands; (2) in maintenance and improvement projects for cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Administration; and (3) as firefighters, law enforcement officers, and disaster relief personnel.
Requires priority to be given to the employment of veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Requires, as part of the veterans conservation corps: (1) the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to award grants under the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to hire veterans as firefighters; (2) the Attorney General to award grants under the public safety and community policing grant program (COPS ON ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Nov. 19, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.|
|Oct. 30, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.|
|June 27, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|