H.R.5037 - Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8] (Introduced 03/29/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/29/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-228. (TXT | PDF)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||05/09/2006 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.5037 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-228 (05/29/2006)
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 24, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act - Prohibits a demonstration on the property of a cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration or on the property of Arlington National Cemetery unless the demonstration has been approved by the cemetery superintendent or the director of the property on which the cemetery is located. Prohibits, with respect to such a cemetery, a demonstration during the period beginning 60 minutes before and ending 60 minutes after a funeral, memorial service, or ceremony is held, any part of which demonstration: (1) takes place within 150 feet of a road, pathway, or other route of ingress to or egress from such cemetery property and includes, as part of such demonstration, any individual willfully making or assisting in the making of any noise or diversion that disturbs or tends to disturb the peace or good order of the funeral, memorial service, or ceremony; or (2) is within 300 feet of such cemetery and impedes the access to or egress from such cemetery.
Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for violations of such prohibitions.
Expresses the sense of Congress that each state should enact legislation to restrict demonstrations near any military funeral.