Text: H.R.4336 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-158 (05/20/2016)
[114th Congress Public Law 158]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 114-158
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inurnment in
Arlington National Cemetery of the cremated remains of certain persons
whose service has been determined to be active service. <<NOTE: May 20,
2016 - [H.R. 4336]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. INURNMENT OF CREMATED REMAINS IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL
CEMETERY OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHOSE
SERVICE IS DEEMED TO BE ACTIVE
(a) In General.--Section 2410 of title 38, United States Code, is
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
``(c)(1) The Secretary of the Army shall ensure that, under such
regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the cremated remains of any
person described in paragraph (2) are eligible for above ground
inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors in
accordance with section 1491 of title 10.
``(2) A person described in this paragraph is a person whose service
has been determined to be active duty service pursuant to section 401 of
the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-202; 38 U.S.C. 106
note) as of the date of the enactment of this paragraph.''.
(b) <<NOTE: 38 USC 2410 note.>> Applicability.--
(1) In general.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall
apply with respect to--
(A) the remains of a person that are not formally
interred or inurned as of the date of the enactment of
this Act; and
(B) a person who dies on or after the date of the
enactment of this Act.
(2) Formally interred or inurned defined.--In this
subsection, the term ``formally interred or inurned'' means
interred or inurned in a cemetery, crypt, mausoleum,
columbarium, niche, or other similar formal location.
SEC. 2. REPORT ON CAPACITY OF ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act,
the Secretary of the Army shall submit to the Committees on Veterans'
Affairs and the Committees on Armed Services of the House of
Representatives and the Senate a report on the interment and inurnment
capacity of Arlington National Cemetery, including--
(1) <<NOTE: Estimate. Determination.>> the estimated date
that the Secretary determines the cemetery will reach maximum
interment and inurnment capacity; and
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(2) <<NOTE: Recommenda- tions.>> in light of the unique and
iconic meaning of the cemetery to the United States,
recommendations for legislative actions and nonlegislative
options that the Secretary determines necessary to ensure that
the maximum interment and inurnment capacity of the cemetery is
not reached until well into the future, including such actions
and options with respect to--
(A) redefining eligibility criteria for interment
and inurnment in the cemetery; and
(B) considerations for additional expansion
opportunities beyond the current boundaries of the
Approved May 20, 2016.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4336:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-459, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
Mar. 22, considered and passed House.
May 10, considered and passed Senate, amended.
May 11, House concurred in Senate amendments.