Text: H.R.731 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/27/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 731


To amend title 38, United States Code, to exclude individuals who have been convicted of committing certain sex offenses from receiving certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors which are otherwise available to certain veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and related individuals, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 2009

Mr. Shadegg (for himself, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Childers, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Heller, and Mr. Latta) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to exclude individuals who have been convicted of committing certain sex offenses from receiving certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors which are otherwise available to certain veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and related individuals, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as “Jenny’s Law”.

SEC. 2. Exclusion of persons convicted of committing certain sex offenses from receiving certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors.

(a) Prohibition against interment or memorialization in National Cemetery Administration, Arlington National Cemetery, and certain State veterans’ cemeteries; prohibition against provision of Presidential memorial certificate, flag, and headstone or marker.—Section 2411(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) A person who is classified as a tier III sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.”.

(b) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this Act shall be construed to terminate any benefit available to any person except those benefits specifically terminated by the amendment made by subsection (a).

(c) Effective Date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to interments and memorializations that occur on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Constitutional authority.

The constitutional authority on which this Act rests is the power of Congress to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces, as enumerated in article I, section 8, clause 14 of the United States Constitution.