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Military Funeral Demonstrations bill (Identified by CRS)

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Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

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A bill to amend titles 38 and 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.

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05/10/2006Introduced in Senate

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05/10/2006Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]* 05/10/2006
Sen. Allard, Wayne [R-CO] 05/17/2006
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 05/17/2006

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Senate Veterans' Affairs05/10/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/10/2006)

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act - Prohibits a person from carrying out a demonstration: (1) at a cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration or at Arlington National Cemetery, unless the demonstration has been approved by the cemetery superintendent or director; or (2) within 500 feet of a cemetery at which a funeral or memorial service is to be held, for a period beginning 60 minutes before and ending 60 minutes after the funeral or service, if such demonstration includes any individual making noise or a diversion that disturbs the peace or good order of the funeral or service.

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.