H.R. 6044 (112th): Volunteer Veterans for Cemetery Service Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 27, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6044

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 27, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to accept voluntary services from veterans and veterans service organizations at national cemeteries.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Volunteer Veterans for Cemetery Service Act.

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Authority to accept voluntary services

(a)

Department of Defense

Section 1588(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(9)

Voluntary services performed by a veteran or a veterans service organization at a cemetery under the control of the Secretary to support the personnel of such cemetery, including by a veteran sharing with visitors to the cemetery the story of the military service of the veteran.

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(b)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Section 2404(e) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking In carrying out and inserting (1) In carrying out; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)
(A)

In carrying out the Secretary’s responsibilities under this chapter, the Secretary may accept voluntary services performed by a veteran or a veterans service organization at a national cemetery to support the personnel of such cemetery, including by a veteran sharing with visitors to the cemetery the story of the military service of the veteran.

(B)

The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to carry out subparagraph (A), including to ensure the proper qualifications, supervision, and role of a volunteer under such subparagraph.

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