H.R. 1591 (112th): Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011

Apr 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Charles “Charlie” Bass
Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 15, 2011
12 pages
Related Bills
S. 815 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 13, 2011

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Signed by the President
Aug 06, 2012


This bill was introduced on April 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 15, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 15, 2011
Full Title

To guarantee that military funerals are conducted with dignity and respect.


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34 cosponsors (25R, 9D) (show)

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011 or SERVE Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code concerning the prohibition on disruptions of funerals of members or former members of the Armed Forces to increase the period covered under such prohibition from one to two hours before and after a military funeral.
Includes within such unlawful conduct any disturbance or disruption occurring within 500 feet of the residence of a surviving member of a deceased's immediate family.
Provides civil remedies, including actual and statutory damages.
Makes identical changes under federal veterans' provisions concerning the prohibition on certain demonstrations and disruptions at national cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery.

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