H.R. 1908 (105th): American Hero Protection Act

Introduced:
Jun 17, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Spencer Bachus III
Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 17, 1997
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1119 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

Signed by the President
Nov 18, 1997

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 17, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 17, 1997
Referred to Committee Jun 17, 1997
 
Full Title

To prohibit performance of military honors and burial benefits to persons convicted of capital crimes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
14 cosponsors (8R, 6D) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

House Veterans' Affairs

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6/17/1997--Introduced.
American Hero Protection Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation, with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, from providing military honors at the funeral of a person who has been:
(1) convicted of a crime under State or Federal law for which death is a possible punishment; and
(2) sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole.
Makes such individual ineligible for burial in a national cemetery or for any burial benefit provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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