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H.R. 1475 (114th): Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 14, 2016 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 572

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1475

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2016

Received

June 16, 2016

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

July 14, 2016

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

AN ACT

To authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2016.

2.

Wall of Remembrance

Section 1 of the Act titled An Act to authorize the erection of a memorial on Federal Land in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served in the Korean War, approved October 25, 1986 (Public Law 99–572), is amended by adding at the end the following:

Such memorial shall include a Wall of Remembrance, which shall be constructed without the use of Federal funds. The American Battle Monuments Commission shall request and consider design recommendations from the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. for the establishment of the Wall of Remembrance. The Wall of Remembrance shall include—

(1)

a list by name of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who died in theatre in the Korean War;

(2)

the number of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, in regards to the Korean War—

(A)

were wounded in action;

(B)

are listed as missing in action; or

(C)

were prisoners of war; and

(3)

the number of members of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, and the other nations of the United Nations Command who, in regards to the Korean War—

(A)

were killed in action;

(B)

were wounded in action;

(C)

are listed as missing in action; or

(D)

were prisoners of war.

.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act.

2.

Wall of remembrance

(a)

Authorization

(1)

In general

Notwithstanding section 8908(c) of title 40, United States Code, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc., may construct a Wall of Remembrance at the site of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

(2)

Requirement

(A)

In general

The Wall of Remembrance shall include a list of names of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who died in the Korean War, as determined by the Secretary of Defense, in accordance with subparagraph (B).

(B)

Criteria; submission to the secretary of the interior

The Secretary of Defense shall—

(i)

establish eligibility criteria for the inclusion of names on the Wall of Remembrance under subparagraph (A); and

(ii)

provide to the Secretary of the Interior a final list of names for inclusion on the Wall of Remembrance under subparagraph (A) that meet the criteria established under clause (i).

(3)

Additional information

The Wall of Remembrance may include other information about the Korean War, including the number of members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, and the other nations of the United Nations Command who, in regards to the Korean War—

(A)

were killed in action;

(B)

were wounded in action;

(C)

are listed as missing in action; or

(D)

were prisoners of war.

(b)

Commemorative works act

Except as provided in subsection (a)(1), chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the Commemorative Works Act), shall apply.

(c)

No federal funds

No Federal funds may be used to construct the Wall of Remembrance.

July 14, 2016

Reported with an amendment