Text: H.R.3876 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/14/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3876


To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program to provide burials for homeless veterans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 14, 2014

Mr. Al Green of Texas (for himself and Ms. Brown of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program to provide burials for homeless 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 “Burial with Dignity for Heroes Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Department of Veterans Affairs grant program to provide burials for homeless veterans.

(a) Grant program.—Subchapter VII of chapter 20 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 2067. Grant program to provide burials for homeless veterans

“(a) Establishment.—The Secretary shall carry out a program to make grants to eligible entities to provide for the cost of burials for homeless veterans who—

“(1) are eligible to be buried in national cemeteries under section 2402 of this title; and

“(2) the Secretary determines have no next-of-kin.

“(b) Eligible entities.—To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity shall submit to the Secretary an application containing such information and assurances as the Secretary determines appropriate.”.

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


“2067. Grant program to provide burials for homeless veterans.”.