Text: H.R.3352 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/28/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3352


To amend the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act to provide a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased military service members in event of any future period of lapsed appropriations.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 28, 2013

Mr. Connolly (for himself and Mr. Rooney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations


A BILL

To amend the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act to provide a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased military service members in event of any future period of lapsed appropriations.

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

SECTION 1. Permanent appropriation of funds for payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased military service members in event of a period of lapsed appropriations.

(a) Appropriation.—The Department of Defense Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (also known as the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act; Public Law 113–44) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding section 101, by inserting after “fiscal year 2014” the following: “and subsequent fiscal years whenever there is a period of lapsed appropriations”; and

(2) in section 101, by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c) (1) During any subsequent period of lapsed appropriations during a fiscal year, such amounts as may be necessary, at a rate for operations as provided for the most recent fiscal year for which an Act making appropriations for the Department of Defense has been enacted and under the authority and conditions provided in such Act, for ‘Operation and Maintenance’ and ‘Military Personnel’ accounts for the purpose of making the payments described in paragraphs (1) through (4) of subsection (a) during the period of lapsed appropriations.

“(2) In paragraph (1) and section 103, the term ‘period of lapsed appropriations’ means any period of time after the start of a fiscal year for which interim (other than pursuant to subsection (a) or paragraph (1)) or full-year appropriations for the accounts referred to in paragraph (1) are not in effect.”.

(b) Duration.—Section 103 of the Department of Defense Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (also known as the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act; Public Law 113–44) is amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 103. Appropriations and funds made available and authority granted pursuant to this joint resolution shall be available whenever there is a period of lapsed appropriations for the duration of the period of lapsed appropriations.”.