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Text of A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the interment in national cemeteries under the control of ...

...the control of the National Cemetery Administration of individuals who served in combat support of the Armed Forces in the Kingdom of Lao

This bill was introduced on January 31, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 31, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 200

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 31, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the interment in national cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration of individuals who served in combat support of the Armed Forces in the Kingdom of Laos between February 28, 1961, and May 15, 1975, and for other purposes.

1.

Eligibility for interment in national cemeteries for certain service in the Kingdom of Laos

(a)

In general

Section 2402(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(10)

Any individual who—

(A)

the Secretary determines served in combat support of the Armed Forces (including combat support involving any covert action of the United States, as defined in section 503(e) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 413b)) in the Kingdom of Laos during the period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 15, 1975; and

(B)

at the time of the individual's death was a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to an individual who dies on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.