H.R.1908 - American Hero Protection Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] (Introduced 06/17/1997)|
|Committees:||House - National Security; Transportation and Infrastructure; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/06/1997 See H.R.1119. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (06/17/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1908 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1908 To prohibit performance of military honors and burial benefits to persons convicted of capital crimes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 17, 1997 Mr. Bachus (for himself, Mr. Lucas of Oklahoma, and Mr. Everett) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on National Security, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Veterans' Affairs, 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 _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To prohibit performance of military honors and burial benefits to persons convicted of capital crimes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``American Hero Protection Act''. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF PERFORMANCE OF MILITARY HONORS AND PROVISION OF BURIAL BENEFITS UPON DEATH OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF CAPITAL CRIMES. (a) Military Funerals.--The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation, with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, may not provide military honors at the funeral of a person who has been convicted of a crime under State or Federal law for which death is a possible punishment and sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole. (b) Burial in National Cemeteries.--A person described in subsection (a) is not eligible for burial in a national cemetery or for any burial benefit provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under chapter 23 of title 38, United States Code. (c) Applicability of Section.--This section applies without regard to any other provision of law relating to funeral or burial benefits. <all>