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S.529: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the commencement date of the period of service at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for eligibility for hospital care and medical services in connection with exposure to contaminated water, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 12, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Changes the commencement for the period of military service at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for purposes of eligibility for hospital care and medical services for specified illnesses or conditions related to exposure to contaminated water at such installation, from January 1, 1957, to either August 1, 1953, or an earlier date that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), in consultation with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, shall specify.

Requires the Secretary to publish in the Federal Register any earlier date chosen.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
March 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.