H.R. 1407 (105th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide that the decoration known as the Purple Heart may only be awarded to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

Apr 23, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Stump
Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district
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Apr 23, 1997
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1119 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

Signed by the President
Nov 18, 1997


This bill was introduced on April 23, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 23, 1997
Referred to Committee Apr 23, 1997

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10 cosponsors (8R, 2D) (show)

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Provides that the Purple Heart may only be awarded to a person who is a member of the armed forces at the time such person is killed or wounded under circumstances otherwise qualifying the person for such award. Directs the President to establish a decoration for non-military individuals who are killed or wounded while serving in any capacity with the armed forces. Requires the color and design of such decoration to be distinct from the Purple Heart.

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