S 68

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 68

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize certain disabled former prisoners of war to use Department of Defense commissary and exchange stores.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. INOUYE introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize certain disabled former prisoners of war to use Department of Defense commissary and exchange stores.

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

SECTION 1. USE OF COMMISSARY AND EXCHANGE STORES BY CERTAIN DISABLED FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR.

    (a) In General- Chapter 54 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1064 the following new section:

`Sec. 1064a. Use of commissary and exchange stores: certain disabled former prisoners of war

    `(a) In General- Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, former prisoners of war described in subsection (b) may use commissary and exchange stores.

    `(b) Covered Individuals- Subsection (a) applies to any former prisoner of war who--

      `(1) separated from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions; and

      `(2) has a service-connected disability rated by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs at 30 percent or more.

    `(c) Definitions- In this section:

      `(1) The term `former prisoner of war' has the meaning given that term in section 101(32) of title 38.

      `(2) The term `service-connected' has the meaning given that term in section 101(16) of title 38.'.

    (b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 54 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1064 the following new item:

      `1064a. Use of commissary and exchange stores: certain disabled former prisoners of war.'.

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