Bill Name: Federal Charter for Korean War Veterans
Bill Description: A BILL
To grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


(a) Grant of Charter- Part B of subtitle II of title 36, United States Code, is amended--

(1) by striking the following:



(2) by inserting after chapter 1103 the following new chapter:



`120101. Organization.

`120102. Purposes.

`120103. Membership.

`120104. Governing body.

`120105. Powers.

`120106. Restrictions.

`120107. Tax-exempt status required as condition of charter.

`120108. Records and inspection.

`120109. Service of process.

`120110. Liability for acts of officers and agents.

`120111. Annual report.

`120112. Definition.

`Sec. 120101. Organization
`(a) Federal Charter- Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated (in this chapter, the `corporation'), a nonprofit organization that meets the requirements for a veterans service organization under section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and that is organized under the laws of the State of New York, is a federally chartered corporation.

`(b) Expiration of Charter- If the corporation does not comply with the provisions of this chapter, the charter granted by subsection (a) shall expire.

`Sec. 120102. Purposes
`The purposes of the corporation are those provided in the articles of incorporation of the corporation and shall include the following:

`(1) To organize as a veterans service organization in order to maintain a continuing interest in the welfare of veterans of the Korean War, and rehabilitation of the disabled veterans of the Korean War to include all that served during active hostilities and subsequently in defense of the Republic of Korea, and their families.

`(2) To establish facilities for the assistance of all veterans and to represent them in their claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations without charge.

`(3) To perpetuate and preserve the comradeship and friendships born on the field of battle and nurtured by the common experience of service to the United States during the time of war and peace.

`(4) To honor the memory of the men and women who gave their lives so that the United States and the world might be free and live by the creation of living memorial, monuments, and other forms of additional educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

`(5) To preserve for the people of the United States and posterity of such people the great and basic truths and enduring principles upon which the United States was founded.

`Sec. 120103. Membership
`Eligibility for membership in the corporation, and the rights and privileges of members of the corporation, are as provided in the bylaws of the corporation.

`Sec. 120104. Governing body
`(a) Board of Directors- The composition of the board of directors of the corporation, and the responsibilities of the board, are as provided in the articles of incorporation of the corporation.

`(b) Officers- The positions of officers of the corporation, and the election of the officers, are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

`Sec. 120105. Powers
`The corporation has only those powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

`Sec. 120106. Restrictions
`(a) Stock and Dividends- The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.

`(b) Political Activities- The corporation, or a director or officer of the corporation as such, may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.

`(c) Loan- The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee of the corporation.

`(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority- The corporation may not claim congressional approval, or the authority of the United States, for any activity of the corporation.

`(e) Corporate Status- The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of New York.

`Sec. 120107. Tax-exempt status required as condition of charter
`If the corporation fails to maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the charter granted under this chapter shall terminate.

`Sec. 120108. Records and inspection
`(a) Records- The corporation shall keep--

`(1) correct and complete records of account;

`(2) minutes of the proceedings of the members, board of directors, and committees of the corporation having any of the authority of the board of directors of the corporation; and

`(3) at the principal office of the corporation, a record of the names and addresses of the members of the corporation entitled to vote on matters relating to the corporation.

`(b) Inspection- A member entitled to vote on any matter relating to the corporation, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

`Sec. 120109. Service of process
`The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent is notice to or service on the corporation.

`Sec. 120110. Liability for acts of officers and agents
`The corporation is liable for any act of any officer or agent of the corporation acting within the scope of the authority of the corporation.

`Sec. 120111. Annual report
`The corporation shall submit to Congress an annual report on the activities of the corporation during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101(b) of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

`Sec. 120112. Definition
`For purposes of this chapter, the term `State' includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.'.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The item relating to chapter 1201 in the table of chapters at the beginning of subtitle II of title 36, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

Respectfully submitted,

Rep. nicvaliant2 (R-CA)


Sen. valiant2 (D-CO)
Rep. nic2 (R-TX)
Rep. nvnf (D-NY)
Rep. nicvaliant (D-MA)

Bill Author: nicvaliant2 (R-CA)
Aye: 68
Nay: 13
Present: 14

Senators voting Aye:
Scott (R-AL)
Ralph Alan (R-AL)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
hefman08 (D-AZ)
Nate The OK (D-AR)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Tony Brannowich (R-CO)
Mitch Davis (R-CO)
paragon12321 (D-CT)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Joe Biden (G-DE)
bigonesen5 (D-HI)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
Marq'd4Death2 (R-ID)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
Marq'd4Death3 (R-IN)
ZapR (R-IA)
Senor Needles (R-IA)
Eddie N Mason (R-KS)
Nasil Mason (R-KS)
Zap Rowsdower. (R-KY)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Crimson Maine (R-ME)
Miles Porter (D-ME)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Mike Bond MI (D-MI)
Chas Ford (D-MI)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
Quien es (D-MS)
Crimson Cardinal, Jr. (R-MO)
Joao MO (D-MO)
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
Solus Ignis XXIII (R-MT)
Kat Scratch Fever (R-NV)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Martin (R-NH)
Mike Bond NJ (D-NJ)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
EldridgeDemNM (D-NM)
Solus del Fuego (R-NM)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
Andy Griffith (R-NC)
megapal3.0 (R-ND)
dzeggetai returns (R-OH)
Sen Andrew Min OK (R-OK)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
RedBishop (R-SC)
StinkyBoy (R-SD)
Bill Buckner (R-SD)
dziggetai (R-TX)
Flourish Vanderstock (R-TX)
Sen Andrew Min Ar (R-UT)
Juin (R-UT)
Martin Ogasawara (D-WA)
Ann Baker (R-WV)
Mil Best (R-WI)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators voting Nay:
Wyatt Earp (D-AZ)
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
Reaper (D-GA)
elpmet (D-NE)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
Stryker (D-OH)
Elos (D-OR)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)
Brett Favre (D-WI)

Senators answering "Present":
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Angela Davis (G-CA)
Corey D. Bowen VI (C-DE)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
elmo (R-GA)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Krispy (D-MD)
Roseanne Connor (G-MA)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
VitterOk (R-OK)
Degree1 (D-RI)
southergentleman (R-VA)

Senators not voting yet:
Alice Paul (D-HI)
Michael Schroeder (D-MA)
D. Hobson (R-ND)
David Miller (D-WA)
Computer (I-WV)