PUBLIC LAW 93-538-DEC. 22, 1974
Public Law 93-538 AN ACT December 22, 1974
To amend chapter 39 of title 38, United States Code, relating to automobiles and adaptive equipment for certain disabled veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may icemen°s Autobe cited as the "Disabled Veterans' and Servicemen's Automobile and Ada'Hve"E ui Adaptive Equipment Amendments of 1974". ment'Am^endments SEC. 2. Section 1901 of title 38, United States Code, is amended as of 1974. follows: ^^38 USC 1901 (1) by striking out in paragraph (1) all of that part of clause (A) beginning with "World W a r II, " down through the end of such clause, and inserting in lieu thereof "World W a r II or thereafter:"; (2) by striking out in paragraph (1) all of that part of clause (B) beginning with "World W a r II, " down through the end of such clause, and inserting in lieu thereof "World W a r II or thereafter."; and (3) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows: ^^^^ir?, "(2) The term 'adaptive equipment' includes, but is not limited to, equipment. power steering, power brakes, power window lifts, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the automobile or other conveyance. Such term also includes (A) air-conditioning equipment when such equipment is necessary to the health and safety of the veteran and to the safety of others, regardless of whether the automobile or other conveyance is to be operated by the eligible person or is to be operated for such person by another person; and (B) any modification of the size of the interior space of the automobile or other conveyance if needed because of the physical condition of such person in order for such person to enter or operate the vehicle.". 38 USC 1902. gp;(. 3 Section 1902 of such title is amended as follows: (1) by inserting in subsection (a) "(including all State, local, and other taxes)" after "conveyance" the second time it appears; (2) by striking out in subsection (a) "$2,800," and inserting in lieu thereof "$3,300,"; and (3) by inserting in subsection (c)(2) "previously or" after "may". 38 USC 1903. gj,^ 4 (^^^ Section 1903 of such title is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: Special driver "(g)(1) fjie Admiulstrator shall provide, directly or by contract, training courses. ^.^^ ^^^ couduct of special drlver training courses at every hospital and, where appropriate, at regional offices and other medical facilities, of the Veterans' Administration to instruct such eligible person to operate the type of automobile or other conveyance such person wishes to obtain with assistance under this chapter, and may make such courses available to any veteran or member of the Armed Forces, 38 USC 601. eligible for care under chapter 17 of this title, who is determined by the Administrator to need the special training provided in such courses even though such veteran or member is not eligible for the assistance provided tmder this chapter. D i s a b l e d Vet e r a n s ' and Serv