S 1106

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1106

To authorize Department of Defense support for programs on pro bono legal assistance for members of the Armed Forces.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 26, 2011

Mr. KOHL (for himself and Mr. GRAHAM) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To authorize Department of Defense support for programs on pro bono legal assistance for members of the Armed Forces.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Justice for Troops Act'.

SEC. 2. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPORT FOR PROGRAMS ON PRO BONO LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    (a) Support Authorized- The Secretary of Defense may provide support to one or more public or private programs designed to connect attorneys who provide pro bono legal assistance with members of the Armed Forces who are in need of such assistance.

    (b) Financial Support-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The support provided a program under subsection (a) may include financial support of the program.

      (2) LIMITATION ON AMOUNT- The total amount of financial support provided under subsection (a) in any fiscal year may not exceed $500,000.

      (3) FUNDING- Amounts for financial support under this section shall be derived from amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense for operation and maintenance.

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