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H.R. 697: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans’ cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 22, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 697

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 22, 2019

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans’ cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization.

1.

Transportation of deceased veterans to veterans’ cemeteries

(a)

In general

Subsection (a) of section 2308 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking in a national cemetery and inserting in a national cemetery or a covered veterans’ cemetery.

(b)

Covered Veterans’ Cemetery Defined

Section 2308 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(c)

Covered Veterans’ Cemetery Defined

In this section, the term covered veterans’ cemetery means a veterans’ cemetery—

(1)

in which a deceased veteran described in subsection (b) is eligible to be buried; and

(2)

for which the Secretary has made a grant under section 2408 of this title.

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(c)

Conforming Amendment

Section 2308 of such title is amended in the section heading by adding at the end the following: or a veterans’ cemetery.

(d)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 23 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 2308 and inserting the following new item:

2308. Transportation of deceased veteran to a national cemetery or a veterans’ cemetery.

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