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Text of the Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on April 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1573


April 15, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Honda, Mr. Petri, and Mr. Kennedy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


To amend the Peace Corps Act to allow former volunteers to use the seal, emblem, or name of Peace Corps on death announcements and grave stones.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act of 2013 .


Use of official seal, emblem, and name of the Peace Corps

Subsection (b) of section 19 of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2518) is amended—


in paragraph (1), by inserting before the period at the end the following: , except that the official seal or emblem and the name Peace Corps may be used on any death announcement, gravestone, plaque, or other grave marker of any person who served as a volunteer or applicant for enrollment as a volunteer under such rules as may be prescribed by the Director; and


in paragraph (2), in the first sentence, by inserting or in accordance with the exception specified in paragraph (1), before shall be fined.