H. R. 6013
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 30, 2010
Mr. Adler of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Andrews, and Mr. Rothman of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase plot allowances for certain veterans buried in Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries or State cemeteries and to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide a plot allowance for spouses and children of certain veterans who are buried in State cemeteries, and for other purposes.
Payment by Secretary of Veterans Affairs of plot allowance for certain veterans, spouses, and children
Increase in plot allowance for certain veterans buried in Department of Veterans Affairs or State cemeteries
Subsection (a)(1)(A) of section 2303 of title 38,
United States Code, is amended by striking
$300 and inserting
Subsection (b) of such section is amended by striking
$300 each place it appears and inserting
Payment of plot allowances for spouses and children of certain veterans buried in State cemeteries
Section 2303 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
In the case of an individual described in paragraph (2) who is buried in a cemetery that is owned by a State or by an agency or political subdivision of a State, the Secretary shall pay to such State, agency, or political subdivision the sum of $500 as a plot or interment allowance for such individual.
An individual described in this paragraph is a spouse, surviving spouse (which for purposes of this chapter includes a surviving spouse who had a subsequent remarriage), minor child (which for purposes of this chapter includes a child under 21 years of age, or under 23 years of age if pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution), or, in the discretion of the Secretary, unmarried adult child of any of person described in paragraph (1), (2), (3), (4), or (7) of section 2402 of this title.
Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
With respect to any fiscal year, the Secretary shall provide a percentage increase (rounded to the nearest dollar) in the amounts set forth in subsections (a)(1)(A), (b)(1), (b)(2), and (c)(1) equal to the percentage by which—
the Consumer Price Index (all items, United States city average) for the 12-month period ending on the June 30 preceding the beginning of the fiscal year for which the increase is made, exceeds
the Consumer Price Index for the 12-month period preceding the 12-month period described in paragraph (1).
Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to an individual who dies on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Prohibition on cost-of-living adjustment for fiscal year 2011
No adjustments shall be made under section 2303(d) of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (c), for fiscal year 2011.