Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/757

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PUBLIC LAW 106-419—NOV. 1, 2000 114 STAT. 1855 (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— Sections 1967(a), 1968(a), and 1969(a)(2)(A) are amended by striking "section 1965(5)(B) of this title" each place it appears and inserting "subparagraph (B) or (C) of section 1965(5) of this title". Subtitle C—Housing and Employment Programs SEC. 321. ELIMINATION OF REDUCTION IN ASSISTANCE FOR SPE- CIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING FOR DISABLED VETERANS FOR VETERANS HAVING JOINT OWNERSHIP OF HOUSING UNITS. Section 2102 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) The amount of assistance afforded under subsection (a) for a veteran authorized assistance by section 2101(a) of this title shall not be reduced by reason that title to the housing unit, which is vested in the veteran, is also vested in any other person, if the veteran resides in the housing unit.". SEC. 322. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT EMPHASIS UNDER FEDERAL CON- TRACTS FOR RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS. (a) EMPLOYMENT EMPHASIS. —Subsection (a) of section 4212 is amended in the first sentence by inserting "recently separated veterans," after "veterans of the Vietnam era,". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. —Subsection (d)(1) of that section is amended by inserting "recently separated veterans," after "veterans of the Vietnam era," each place it appears in subparagraphs (A) and (B). (c) RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERAN DEFINED. —Section 4211 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(6) The term 'recently separated veteran' means any veteran during the one-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty.". SEC. 323. EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO GRANT LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN HONOR GUARDS FOR FUNERALS OF VETERANS. (a) DEFINITION OF SERVICE IN THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.— Section 4303(13) is amended— (1) by striking "and" after "National Guard duty"; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end ", and a period for which a person is absent from employment for the purpose of performing funeral honors duty as authorized by section 12503 of title 10 or section 115 of title 32.". (b) REQUIRED LEAVE OF ABSENCE.—Section 4316 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e)(1) An employer shall grant an employee who is a member of a reserve component an authorized leave of absence from a position of employment to allow that employee to perform funeral honors duty as authorized by section 12503 of title 10 or section 115 of title 32. "(2) For purposes of section 4312(e)(1) of this title, an employee who takes an authorized leave of absence under paragraph (1) is deemed to have notified the employer of the employee's intent to return to such position of employment.".