38 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2009 Edition
Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS
PART III - READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
CHAPTER 37 - HOUSING AND SMALL BUSINESS LOANS
SUBCHAPTER IV - SMALL BUSINESS LOANS
Sec. 3741 - Definitions
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§3741. Definitions

For the purposes of this subchapter—

(1) The term “disabled veteran” means (A) a veteran who is entitled to compensation under laws administered by the Secretary for a disability rated at 30 percent or more, or (B) a veteran whose discharge or release from active duty was for a disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty.

(2) The term “veteran of the Vietnam era” means a person (A) who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred during the Vietnam era, and who was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, or (B) who was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed during the Vietnam era.

(Added Pub. L. 97–72, title III, §302(a), Nov. 3, 1981, 95 Stat. 1055, §1841; amended Pub. L. 99–576, title VII, §702(9), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3302; renumbered §3741 and amended Pub. L. 102–83, §§4(a)(1), 5(a), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 403, 406.)

Amendments

1991—Pub. L. 102–83, §5(a), renumbered section 1841 of this title as this section.

Par. (1). Pub. L. 102–83, §4(a)(1), substituted “administered by the Secretary” for “administered by the Veterans’ Administration”.

1986—Pub. L. 99–576 substituted “percent” for “per centum” in par. (1) and “180” for “one hundred and eighty” in par. (2).

Effective Date

Section 305 of title III of Pub. L. 97–72 provided that: “The amendments made by this title [see Tables for classification] shall take effect at the end of the one-hundred-and-eighty-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 3, 1981], except that the authority of the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to promulgate regulations under subchapter IV of chapter 37 of title 38, United States Code (as added by section 302), shall take effect on such date of enactment.”

Short Title

For short title of title III of Pub. L. 97–72, which enacted this subchapter, as the “Veterans’ Small Business Loan Act of 1981”, see section 301 of Pub. L. 97–72, set out as a Short Title of 1981 Amendments note under section 101 of this title.

Authorization of Appropriations

Section 304 of Pub. L. 97–72 authorized to be appropriated a total of $750,000 for fiscal years 1982 through 1986 for use by Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs for expenses incidental to establishment of small business loan program authorized by subchapter IV of this chapter.