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PUBLIC LAW 105-368—NOV. 11, 1998 112 STAT. 3363 TITLE X—OTHER MATTERS SEC. 1001. REQUIREMENT FOR NAMING OF DEPARTMENT PROPERTY. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) Subchapter II of chapter 5, as amended by section 906(a), is further amended by adding at the end the following new section:

    • §531. Requirement relating to naming of Department

property "Except as expressly provided by law, a facility, structure, or real property of the Department, and a major portion (such as a wing or floor) of any such facility, structure, or real property, may be named only for the geographic area in which the facility, structure, or real property is located.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 530, as added by section 906(b), the following new item: "531. Requirement relating to naming of Department property.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. — Section 531 of title 38, United States 38 USC 531 note. Code, as added by subsection (a)(1), shall apply with respect to the assignment or designation of the name of a facility, structure, or real property of the Department of Veterans Affairs (or of a major portion thereof) after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 1002. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS. (a) REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD MEMBERS TO BE ATTORNEYS.— Section 7101A(a) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after "(a)"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2) Each member of the Board shall be a member in good standing of the bar of a State.". (b) EMPLOYMENT REVERSION RIGHTS.—Paragraph (2) of section 7101A(d) is amended to read as follows: "(2)(A) Upon removal from the Board under paragraph (1) of a member of the Board who before appointment to the Board served as an attorney in the civil service, the Secretary shall appoint that member to an attorney position at the Board, if the removed member so requests. If the removed member served in an attorney position at the Board immediately before appointment to the Board, appointment to an attorney position under this paragraph shall be in the grade and step held by the removed member immediately before such appointment to the Board. "(B) The Secretary is not required to make an appointment to an attorney position under this paragraph if the Secretary determines that the member of the Board removed under paragraph (1) is not qualified for the position.". SEC. 1003. FLEXIBILITY IN DOCKETING AND HEARING OF APPEALS BY BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS. (a) FLEXIBILITY IN ORDER OF CONSIDERATION AND DETERMINA- TION.—Subsection (a) of section 7107 is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting "in paragraphs (2) and (3) and" after "Except as provided";