House Bill 39

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/15/24: 2nd reading, to Rules
Title AN ACT relating to the protection of veterans' benefits.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 861
Sponsors B. McCool, C. Aull, J. Blanton, E. Callaway, D. Elliott, R. Heath, D. Lewis, C. Massaroni, W. Williams
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 40 to prevent the compensation for advising or assisting with veterans' benefits.
Index Headings of Original Version Fees - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or assisting in procurement, prohibition
Notices - Disclaimer, contracts and advertisements for procuring veterans' benefits, requirement
Retirement and Pensions - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or assisting, prohibition
Veterans - Benefits, compensation for advising or assisting in procurement, prohibition
Advertising - Veterans' benefits, notice required
Public Protection - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or assisting in procurement, prohibition
Consumer Affairs - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or assisting, prohibition
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/02/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/01/24
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (H)
02/27/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/28/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 29, 2024
02/29/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 94-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/01/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/06/24
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
03/14/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/15/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove prohibition for advising or assisting an individual with a veterans' benefits matter; remove prohibition on receiving compensation for services rendered before a notice of disagreement is filed; limit fee amount for advising, assisting, or consulting on a veterans' benefits matter and require a written fee agreement; prohibit persons seeking compensation for advising, assisting, or consulting on a veterans' benefits matter from utilizing international call or data centers, directly or aggressively soliciting business, gaining access to personal medical, financial, or benefits log-in or password information, and utilizing a doctor with whom they have a business or employment relationship for secondary medical exams; and remove disclosure requirement for advertisements.
Index Headings Fees - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or consulting, requirements
Retirement and Pensions - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or consulting, requirements
Veterans - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or consulting, requirements
Consumer Affairs - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or consulting, requirements
Public Protection - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising or consulting, requirements

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except provide that attorneys and law firms seeking to receive compensation for advising, assisting, or consulting any individual with any veterans' benefits matter shall be governed by federal regulation.
Index Headings Federal Laws and Regulations - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising, attorney or law firm, federal limitation
Retirement and Pensions - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising, attorney or law firm, limitation
Veterans - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising, attorney or law firm, limitation
Attorneys - Veterans' benefits, compensation for advising, limitation

Last updated: 4/18/2024 12:47 PM (EDT)