Text: H.R.3480 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-384 (10/10/2008)
[110th Congress Public Law 384]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 110-384
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
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
(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
(b) Commission Duties.--In carrying out this section, the Sentencing
(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
(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:
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.