Text: H.R.5084 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/27/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5084


To direct the Secretary of the Army to reserve a certain number of burial plots at Arlington National Cemetery for individuals who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 27, 2016

Ms. Titus introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Army to reserve a certain number of burial plots at Arlington National Cemetery for individuals who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.

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 “Medal of Honor Legacy Act”.

SEC. 2. Burial plots at Arlington National Cemetery for individuals awarded the Medal of Honor.

(a) Reservation.—Of the number of in-ground burial plots available at Arlington National Cemetery as of the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall reserve 100 such plots to inter deceased individuals who have been awarded the Medal of Honor.

(b) Termination.—The requirement under subsection (a) shall terminate on the date on which the Secretary of the Army 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 that includes—

(1) the estimated date that the Secretary determines the cemetery will reach maximum interment and inurnment capacity; and

(2) 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 cemetery.