Text: H.R.4274 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4274


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 18, 2014

Mr. Barber 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 for survivors of deceased members of the uniformed services 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 for survivors of members of the uniformed services 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; 127 Stat. 555) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding section 101—

(A) by striking “of the Department of Defense”; and

(B) by inserting after “fiscal year 2014” the following: “and, as provided in section 101(c), 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 uniformed services (as defined in section 101(5) of title 37, United States Code) has been enacted and under the authority and conditions provided in such Act, for the accounts from which death gratuities are paid under sections 1475–1477 and 1489 of title 10, United States Code, for the purpose of making such death gratuity payments for survivors of deceased members of the uniformed services 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 section 101(c) of this joint resolution shall be available whenever there is a period of lapsed appropriations for the duration of the period of lapsed appropriations.”.