S. 3794: FOR VETS Act

S. 3794


Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

December 14, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

S.3794 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  This legislation was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on September 16, 2010. 

Bill Summary

S. 3794 would authorize the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program to provide surplus properties to veteran’s organizations.  The program allows for any material donation, but prohibits the transfer of real property such as buildings.  The bill designates a veteran’s organization as one in which the organization’s membership is comprised substantially of veterans and which is recognized by the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs.


The Federal Surplus Personal Property Program enables eligible non-federal organizations to obtain surplus personal property no longer required by the federal government.  Personal property includes all types and categories of property (e.g. Communication equipment, furniture, motor vehicles, clothing, medical supplies, appliances, and office machines) except land or other real property such as buildings.


The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementing this legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget.