H.R. 1273 (110th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to restore plot allowance eligibility for veterans of any war and to restore the headstone or marker allowance for eligible persons.

Mar 01, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Shelley Berkley
Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district
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H.R. 4044 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Nov 06, 2009


This bill was introduced on March 1, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 01, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 2007

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6 cosponsors (6D) (show)

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Makes eligible for a $300 plot allowance for burial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery a veteran who is eligible for burial in a national cemetery and who: (1) was discharged from active service for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty; or (2) is a veteran of any war.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in lieu of furnishing a headstone or marker for an individual so entitled, to reimburse the person entitled to request such headstone or marker for acquiring a non-government headstone or marker for placement in any cemetery other than a national cemetery in connection with the burial or memorialization of the deceased individual.

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