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Sec. 371. Military Working Dog Matters (section of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013)

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Printable Version

Citation: 2012 HR 4310



Date Introduced: 03/29/2012

Date of Last Action: signed by President (12/21/2012)

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 02/2013



Summary:   This section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 amends Section 2583 of title 10 of the United States Code by adding a section that specifies where a retired military working dog must be placed. It also allows the Secretary of Defense to establish and maintain a system to provide for the veterinary care of retired military working dogs.


Bill in Full:

SEC. 371. MILITARY WORKING DOG MATTERS.

(a) RETIREMENT OF MILITARY WORKING DOGS.—Section 2583 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections (g) and (h), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection (f):

‘‘(f) TRANSFER OF RETIRED MILITARY WORKING DOGS.—If the Secretary of the military department concerned determines that a military working dog should be retired, and no suitable adoption is available at the military facility where the dog is located, the Secretary may transfer the dog—

‘‘(1) to the 341st Training Squadron; or

‘‘(2) to another location for adoption under this section.’’.

(b) VETERINARY CARE FOR RETIRED MILITARY WORKING DOGS.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 50 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘‘§ 994. Military working dogs: veterinary care for retired military working dogs

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense may establish and maintain a system to provide for the veterinary care of retired military working dogs. No funds may be provided by the Federal Government for this purpose.

‘‘(b) ELIGIBLE DOGS.—A retired military working dog eligible for veterinary care under this section is any military working dog adopted under section 2583 of this title.

‘‘(c) STANDARDS OF CARE.—The veterinary care provided under the system authorized by this section shall meet such standards as the Secretary shall establish and from time to time update.’’.

(2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 50 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

‘‘994. Military working dogs: veterinary care for retired military working dogs.’’.


 



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