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H.R. 4336 (114th): An act to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery of the cremated remains of certain persons whose service has been determined to be active service.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 21, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).

Source: GPO

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Union Calendar No. 351

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4336

[Report No. 114–459, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2016

(for herself, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Jones, Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Black, Mr. Abraham, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Curbelo of Florida, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Ashford, Ms. Stefanik, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Katko, Mr. Donovan, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Gibson, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) 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

March 21, 2016

Additional sponsors: Mr. Hurd of Texas, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Farenthold, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Poliquin, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Coffman, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Hudson, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Olson, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Bost, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Fincher, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, Mr. Denham, Mr. Royce, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Dold, Ms. Granger, Ms. Speier, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Peters, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Flores, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mr. Lance, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Palmer, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Titus, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Young of Indiana, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. LoBiondo, Ms. Esty, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Honda, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. McHenry, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Ms. DelBene, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Pocan, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Young of Iowa, Mr. Rush, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Kline, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Babin, Ms. Duckworth, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Takano, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Garrett, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Cole, Mr. Gutiérrez, Ms. Hahn, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Mica, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Levin, Mr. Buck, Mr. Ratcliffe, Ms. McCollum, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Israel, Mr. Ross, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Carney, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Emmer of Minnesota, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Walz, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Joyce, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Posey, Mr. Norcross, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Takai, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Turner, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Jolly, Ms. DeLauro, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Norton, Mr. Kind, Ms. Herrera Beutler, Mr. Perry, and Mrs. Bustos

March 21, 2016

Reported from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs with an amendment

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

March 21, 2016

The Committee on Armed Services discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on January 6, 2016

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial of the cremated remains of persons who served as Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots in Arlington National Cemetery.


1.

Burial of cremated remains in Arlington National Cemetery of certain persons whose service is deemed to be active service

(a)

In general

Section 2410 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(c)
(1)

The Secretary of the Army shall ensure that under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the cremated remains of any person described in paragraph (2) are eligible for inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery with military burial honors in accordance with section 1491 of title 10.

(2)

A person described in this paragraph is a person whose service has been determined to be active duty service pursuant to section 401 of the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977 (Public Law 95–202; 38 U.S.C. 106 note) as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

.

(b)

Applicability

(1)

In general

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to—

(A)

the remains of a person that are not formally interred or inurned as of the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(B)

a person who dies on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2)

Formally interred or inurned defined

In this subsection, the term formally interred or inurned means interred or inurned in a cemetery, crypt, mausoleum, columbarium, niche, or other similar formal location.

2.

Report on capacity of Arlington National Cemetery

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs and the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the interment and inurnment capacity of Arlington National Cemetery, including—

(1)

the estimated date that the Secretary determines the cemetery will reach maximum interment and inurnment capacity; and

(2)

in light of the unique and iconic meaning of the cemetery to the United States, recommendations for legislative actions and nonlegislative options that the Secretary determines necessary to ensure that the maximum interment and inurnment capacity of the cemetery is not reached until well into the future, including such actions and options with respect to—

(A)

redefining eligibility criteria for interment and inurnment in the cemetery; and

(B)

considerations for additional expansion opportunities beyond the current boundaries of the cemetery.

March 21, 2016

Reported from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs with an amendment

March 21, 2016

The Committee on Armed Services discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed