[113th Congress Public Law 26]
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Public Law 113-26
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend title 40, United States Code, to improve veterans service 
organizations access to Federal surplus personal property. <<NOTE: Aug. 
                        9, 2013 -  [H.R. 1171]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Formerly Owned 
Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2013. 40 USC 
101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans 
to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2013'' or the ``FOR VETS Act of 
2013''.
SEC. 2. VETERANS ACCESS TO FEDERAL EXCESS AND SURPLUS PERSONAL 
                    PROPERTY.

    Section 549(c)(3) of title 40, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or'' at the end;
            (2) in subparagraph (B)--
                    (A) in clause (viii), by adding ``or'' at the end; 
                and
                    (B) by striking clause (x); and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(C) for purposes of providing services to veterans 
                (as defined in section 101 of title 38), to an 
                organization whose--
                          ``(i) membership comprises substantially 
                      veterans; and
                          ``(ii) representatives are recognized by the 
                      Secretary of Veterans Affairs under section 5902 
                      of title 38.''.

    Approved August 9, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1171:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-126 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            July 8, considered and passed House.
            Aug. 1, considered and passed Senate.

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