Text: H.R.2119 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 2119 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2119

 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the opportunity for 
  veterans to use video conferencing for hearings before the Board of 
                           Veterans' Appeals.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 22, 2013

   Mr. Ruiz introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the opportunity for 
  veterans to use video conferencing for hearings before the Board of 
                           Veterans' Appeals.

    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 ``Veterans Access to Speedy Review 
Act''.

SEC. 2. BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS VIDEO HEARINGS.

    Section 7107 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (d), by amending paragraph (1) to read as 
        follows:
    ``(1)(A) Upon request for a hearing, the Board shall determine, for 
purposes of scheduling the hearing for the earliest possible date, 
whether a hearing before the Board will be held at its principal 
location or at a facility of the Department or other appropriate 
Federal facility located within the area served by a regional office of 
the Department. The Board shall also determine whether to provide a 
hearing through the use of the facilities and equipment described in 
subsection (e)(1) or by the appellant personally appearing before a 
Board member or panel.
    ``(B) The Board shall notify the appellant of the determinations of 
the location and type of hearing made under subparagraph (A). Upon 
notification, the appellant may request a different location or type of 
hearing as described in such subparagraph. If so requested, the Board 
may grant such request and, in doing so, shall ensure that the hearing 
is scheduled at the earliest possible date without any undue delay or 
other prejudice to the appellant.''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(2), by striking the last sentence.
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