Text: H.R.545 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/08/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 545


To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse certain volunteers who provide funeral honors details at the funerals of veterans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2011

Mr. Filner introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse certain volunteers who provide funeral honors details at the funerals of veterans.

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 the “Providing Military Honors for our Nation’s Heroes Act”.

SEC. 2. Reimbursement by Secretary of Veterans Affairs of volunteers who provide funeral honors detail at funerals for veterans.

(a) Reimbursement authorized.—Chapter 23 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 2309. Reimbursement of volunteers who provide funeral honors detail

“(a) Reimbursement of volunteers.—The Secretary may reimburse a member of a veterans’ service organization or other organization approved by the Secretary for transportation expenses and other expenses the Secretary determines are appropriate, if such expenses are incurred in connection with the voluntary provision of a funeral honors detail at the funeral of a veteran, including a funeral honors detail requested by a funeral home.

“(b) Regulations.—The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to carry out this section.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“2309. Reimbursement of volunteers who provide funeral honors detail.”.