H.R. 1461 - VET Protection Act of 2017

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 115-18 PDF XML

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    Text of H.R. 1461 PDF XML

    VET Protection Act of 2017 (as introduced) 

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
6Version 1O'Rourke (TX)DemocratStrikes sections 742 and 743 of title 38, U.S.C., created by section two of the bill; requires that, no later than 180 days after the Secretary certifies that the VA Time and Attendance System has been fully implemented, the Comptroller General submit to Congress a report on the use of official time and its effectiveness; strikes section 719, which changes the probationary period for all employees from 1 year to 2 years.Submitted
1Version 1Plaskett, (VI)DemocratExcludes official time spent to address complaints of unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination, or sexual assault, in the workplace.Submitted
4Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratRequires that changes made would only take effect 180 days after the date in which the Secretary certifies to Congress that all 49, 386 vacancies at the Department have been filled.Submitted
5Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratStrikes section 2(b) which states that sections 742 and 743 supersede any past, current or future collective bargaining agreements; requires VA to report to Congress how sections 742, and 743 affect the Department’s resources and identify any increase in resources needed to carry out these sections; and would change the effective date for the sections 719, 742 and 743 so that they would not take effect until VA certifies to Congress that all vacant human resources positions have been filled.Submitted
2Version 1Walz (MN)DemocratRequires that changes made would only take effect after all employees who are hired under section 7401 of title 38, U.S.C. have spent at least 75% of their time providing direct patient care to veterans until the Secretary determines that the average amount of time a veteran waits for an appointment to receive medical services at a VA facility is less than 30 days.Submitted
3Version 1Walz (MN)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Retains reporting requirements in section two and adds additional reporting requirements regarding official time that was used for whistleblower protection, reporting of fraud and abuse, implementation of new management directives, and information gathering to support claims of discrimination for a variety of reasons; and strikes the percentage of time limitations on official time and who can use official time and would remove the provisions that restrict the union’s ability to plan for the amount of incoming union dues as provided in section two. Submitted