Text: H.R.4141 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/09/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4141


To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide a plot allowance for spouses and children of certain veterans who are buried in State cemeteries.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 9, 2007

Mr. Garrett of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Gingrey, and Ms. Bordallo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide a plot allowance for spouses and children of certain veterans who are buried in State cemeteries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Payment by Secretary of Veterans Affairs of plot allowance for spouses and children of certain veterans who are buried in State cemeteries.

(a) Plot allowance.—Section 2303 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c)(1) In the case of an individual described in paragraph (2) who is buried in a cemetery that is owned by a State or by an agency or political subdivision of a State, the Secretary shall pay to such State, agency, or political subdivision the sum of $300 as a plot or interment allowance for such individual.

“(2) An individual described in this paragraph is a spouse, surviving spouse (which for purposes of this chapter includes a surviving spouse who had a subsequent remarriage), minor child (which for purposes of this chapter includes a child under 21 years of age, or under 23 years of age if pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution), or, in the discretion of the Secretary, unmarried adult child of any of person described in paragraph (1), (2), (3), (4), or (7) of section 2402 of this title.”.

(b) Effective date.—Subsection (c) of section 2303 of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to an individual who dies on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.