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Public Law No: 110-384 (10/10/2008)

 
[110th Congress Public Law 384]
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Public Law 110-384
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To direct the United States Sentencing Commission to assure appropriate 
punishment enhancements for those involved in receiving stolen property 
where that property consists of grave markers of veterans, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 10, 2008 -  [H.R. 3480]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Let Our 
Veterans Rest in Peace Act of 2008. 28 USC 994 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act of 
2008''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.

    The Congress finds and declares that--
            (1) every cemetery should do all it can to protect each 
        grave marker, headstone, monument, or other object, intended to 
        permanently mark a grave;
            (2) every citizen of the United States should be watchful 
        and mindful of desecrations of any gravesite and report any such 
        suspected behavior to local, State, or Federal law enforcement 
        authorities; and
            (3) all citizens, including veterans, have earned the right 
        to rest in peace.
SEC. 3. DIRECTION TO THE SENTENCING COMMISSION.

    (a) In General.--Pursuant to its authority under section 994 of 
title 28, United States Code, the United States Sentencing Commission 
shall review and, if appropriate, amend the Federal sentencing 
guidelines and policy statements to ensure the guidelines and policy 
statements provide adequate sentencing enhancements for any offense 
involving the desecration, theft, or trafficking in, a grave marker, 
headstone, monument, or other object, intended to permanently mark a 
veteran's grave.
    (b) Commission Duties.--In carrying out this section, the Sentencing 
Commission shall--
            (1) ensure that the sentences, guidelines, and policy 
        statements relating to offenders convicted of these offenses are 
        appropriately severe and reasonably consistent with other 
        relevant directives and other Federal sentencing guidelines and 
        policy statements;
            (2) make any necessary conforming changes to the Federal 
        sentencing guidelines; and

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            (3) assure that the guidelines adequately meet the purposes 
        of sentencing as set forth in section 3553(a)(2) of title 18, 
        United States Code.

    Approved October 10, 2008.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3480:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 110-647 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
            May 19, 21, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate.

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