H.R. 5037 (109th): Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act

Mar 29, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-228.
Mike Rogers
Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 26, 2006
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 2779 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2006

S. 4042 (Related)
Military Funeral Demonstrations bill

Signed by the President
Dec 22, 2006


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 29, 2006.

Introduced Mar 29, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 29, 2006
Passed House May 09, 2006
Passed Senate with Changes May 24, 2006
House Agreed to Changes May 24, 2006
Signed by the President May 29, 2006
Full Title

To amend titles 38 and 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
May 09, 2006 7:10 p.m.
Passed 408/3

205 cosponsors (106R, 99D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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5/29/2006--Public Law.
Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act - Prohibits a demonstration on the property of a cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration or on the property of Arlington National Cemetery unless the demonstration has been approved by the cemetery superintendent or the director of the property on which the cemetery is located.
Prohibits, with respect to such a cemetery, a demonstration during the period beginning 60 minutes before and ending 60 minutes after a funeral, memorial service, or ceremony is held, any part of which demonstration:
(1) takes place within 150 feet of a road, pathway, or other route of ingress to or egress from such cemetery property and includes, as part of such demonstration, any individual willfully making or assisting in the making of any noise or diversion that disturbs or tends to disturb the peace or good order of the funeral, memorial service, or ceremony; or
(2) is within 300 feet of such cemetery and impedes the access to or egress from such cemetery.
Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for violations of such prohibitions.
Expresses the sense of Congress that each state should enact legislation to restrict demonstrations near any military funeral.

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