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S. 3419 (114th): Gold Star Families Voices Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2016 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3419

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 28, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Moran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

A BILL

To amend the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gold Star Families Voices Act of 2016.

2.

Collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war

(a)

In General

Paragraph (1) of section 3(a) of the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act (20 U.S.C. 2142(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

(1)

to collect video and audio recordings of—

(A)

personal histories and testimonials of veterans of the Armed Forces who served during a period of war; and

(B)

biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who became missing in action or died as a result of their service during a period of war;

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(b)

Conforming Amendment

Section 3 of such Act (20 U.S.C. 2142) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Immediate family member defined

For purposes of subsection (a), the term immediate family member means a parent, spouse, sibling, or child.

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