H.R. 70 (106th): Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act

Jan 06, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Passed House)
Robert Stump
Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district
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Mar 24, 1999
13 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 23, 1999 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 06, 1999
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 1999
Reported by Committee Mar 18, 1999
Passed House Mar 23, 1999
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to enact into law eligibility requirements for burial in Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Mar 23, 1999 4:41 p.m.
Passed 428/2

115 cosponsors (68R, 45D, 1D, 1D) (show)

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Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act - Allows the remains of the following persons to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery:
(1) any member of the armed forces who dies while on active duty;
(2) any retired member and any person who served on active duty and at the time of death was entitled to retired pay (or would have been so entitled but for his or her age);
(3) any former member who was separated for physical disability before October 1, 1949, who served on active duty, and who would have been eligible for disability retirement if such provisions had been in effect on such date;
(4) any former member whose last active military service was terminated honorably and who has been awarded one of a number of specified military decorations;
(5) any former prisoner of war who dies on or after November 30, 1993;
(6) the President or any former President;
(7) the spouse, surviving spouse, minor child, and, in the discretion of the Cemetery's Superintendent, unmarried adult child of an interred member (but only if buried in the same gravesite);
(8) the spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) of a member on active duty if such person dies while the member is on active duty;
(9) the individual whose spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) is eligible under
(8), above, but only if buried in the same gravesite;
(10) the parents of a minor child or unmarried adult child whose remains, based on the parent's eligibility, are already buried in the Cemetery, but only if buried in the same gravesite;
(11) the surviving spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) of a member who was lost, buried at sea, or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action; and
(12) the surviving spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) of a member buried in a cemetery under the jurisdiction of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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