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Text of To amend title 32, United States Code, to provide that performance of honor guard functions at funerals for veterans by ...

...for veterans by members of the National Guard may be recognized as a Federal function for National Guard purposes.

This bill was introduced on May 14, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 1601 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1601

To amend title 32, United States Code, to provide that performance of honor guard functions at funerals for veterans by members of the National Guard may be recognized as a Federal function for National Guard purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 1997

Mr. KANJORSKI introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on National Security


A BILL

To amend title 32, United States Code, to provide that performance of honor guard functions at funerals for veterans by members of the National Guard may be recognized as a Federal function for National Guard purposes.

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

SECTION 1. FEDERAL STATUS OF SERVICE BY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS AS HONOR GUARDS AT FUNERALS OF VETERANS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- (1) Chapter 1 of title 32, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘Sec. 113. Honor guard functions at funerals for veterans

    ‘Subject to such restrictions as may be prescribed by the Secretary concerned, the performance of honor guard functions by members of the National Guard at funerals for veterans of the armed forces may be treated by the Secretary concerned as a Federal function for which appropriated funds may be used. Any such performance of honor guard functions at funerals may not be considered to be a period of drill or training otherwise required.’.

    (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘113. Honor guard functions at funerals for veterans.’.

    (b) FUNDING FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998- Section 113 of title 32, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), does not authorize additional appropriations for fiscal year 1998. Any expenses of the National Guard by reason of such section during fiscal year 1998 may be paid from existing appropriations available for the National Guard.