S.815 - Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 04/13/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/08/2011 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.1627, which became Public Law 112-154 on 8/6/2012.|
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Summary: S.815 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/13/2011)
Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011 or SERVE Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code concerning the prohibition on disruptions of funerals of members or former members of the Armed Forces to increase the period covered under such prohibition from one to two hours before and after a military funeral. Includes within such unlawful conduct any disturbance or disruption occurring within 500 feet of the residence of a surviving member of a deceased's immediate family. Provides civil remedies, including actual and statutory damages.
Makes identical changes under federal veterans' provisions concerning the prohibition on certain demonstrations and disruptions at national cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery.