H.R. 6269 (111th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for burial in national cemeteries for certain ...

...members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and National Guard, and to increase the amount payable by the Secretary of

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Sep 29, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6269

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 29, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for burial in national cemeteries for certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and National Guard, and to increase the amount payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans.

1.

Persons eligible for interment in national cemeteries

(a)

In general

Section 2402 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(9)

Subject to section 5303A(b)(4) of this title, any member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, and any member of the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard, who performed a period of active duty for training and was discharged or released from such period of active duty for training under conditions that were other than dishonorable.

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(b)

Minimum service requirements for certain individuals

Section 5303A(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(4)

For purposes of section 2402(9) of this title, the minimum active duty service requirements under this subsection shall apply to a period of active duty for training in the same manner that such requirements apply to a period of active duty.

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2.

Burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans

(a)

In general

Section 2302(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking $300 and inserting $500.

(b)

Death in Department facility; plot allowance

Section 2303 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking $300 each place it appears and inserting $500.

3.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to deaths occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.