H.R.3544 - National Cemeteries Expansion Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 09/09/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/08/2009 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3544 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/09/2009)
National Cemeteries Expansion Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), in selecting a location for the establishment of a new national cemetery, to give priority to a location where at least 110,000 veterans reside within a 75-mile radius.
Requires the Secretary, in conducting an annual performance measure of the percentage of veterans served by a cemetery, to: (1) use census tracts, rather than counties, to test and identify potential cemetery locations and to determine the percentage of veterans served; (2) use methods to avoid the double counting of veterans in overlapping service areas; and (3) count veterans who reside in counties bisected by a service area using a proportional overlay method.