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H.R. 4335 (115th): Servicemember Family Burial Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2018 (Passed the House).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4335

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for headstones and markers for, and interment in national cemeteries of, deceased spouses and dependent children of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Servicemember Family Burial Act.

2.

Department of Veterans Affairs provision of headstones and markers for, and interment in national cemeteries of, spouses and dependent children of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty

(a)

Headstones and markers

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

(1)

in subparagraph (B), by inserting , or the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty under conditions other than dishonorable, as shown by a statement from a general court-martial convening authority, at the time of the spouse’s death if such death occurs before October 1, 2024 after veteran; and

(2)

in subparagraph (C), by inserting , or the eligible dependent child of a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty under conditions other than dishonorable, as shown by a statement from a general court-martial convening authority, at the time of the child’s death if such death occurs before October 1, 2024 after veteran.

(b)

Interment in national cemeteries

Section 2402(a)(5) of such title is amended by inserting , and the spouse, minor child, and, in the discretion of the Secretary, unmarried adult child of a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty under conditions other than dishonorable, as shown by a statement from a general court-martial convening authority, at the time of the spouse’s or child’s death if such death occurs before October 1, 2024 after paragraph (7).

Passed the House of Representatives May 7, 2018.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.

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