H. R. 6044
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 27, 2012
Mr. Platts 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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Volunteer Veterans for Cemetery
Authority to accept voluntary services
Department of Defense
Section 1588(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 2404(e) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
In carrying out and inserting
(1) In carrying
by adding at the end the following:
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.
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.