S. 815 (112th): Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011

Apr 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 1591 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 15, 2011

Olympia Snowe
Senator from Maine
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Last Updated
Apr 13, 2011
12 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1591 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2011

H.R. 1627 (Related)
Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012

Signed by the President
Aug 06, 2012


This bill was introduced on April 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 13, 2011
Full Title

A bill to guarantee that military funerals are conducted with dignity and respect.


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37 cosponsors (19D, 17R, 1I) (show)

Senate Veterans' 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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