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H.R. 3656 (115th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable.


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 6, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3656, as amended, authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide a headstone or marker for non-veterans whose remains are unavailable and who die on or after November 11, 1998.

Under current law, the VA may provide, upon request, a memorial headstone for a deceased spouse or un-remarried surviving spouse of a veteran if the remains are not available. Subsequent laws have extended this benefit to certain dependent children and remarried survivors, but only those who died after 2006 and 2008, respectively. This inconsistency in dates leaves certain surviving spouses of veterans eligible for a headstone or marker, while their children are not. This bill would extend this …


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Union Calendar No. 285

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3656

[Report No. 115–387]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 18, 2017

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

November 6, 2017

Additional sponsor: Mrs. Radewagen

November 6, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

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

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on August 18, 2017


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable.


1.

Eligibility of veterans’ spouses and dependent children whose remains are unavailable for Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers

Section 2306(b)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (B), by striking The and inserting An individual who dies on or after November 11, 1998, who is the; and

(2)

in subparagraph (C), by striking An and inserting An individual who dies on or after November 11, 1998, who is an.

November 6, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed