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Introduced in Senate (01/11/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2437


To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial of the cremated remains of persons who served as Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots in Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 11, 2016

Ms. Mikulski (for herself and Mrs. Ernst) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial of the cremated remains of persons who served as Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots in Arlington National Cemetery, 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 “Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Burial of cremated remains of Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots in Arlington National Cemetery.

(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 inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

“(2) A person described in this paragraph is a person whose service as a member of the Women's Air Forces Service Pilots is considered 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).”.

(b) Applicability.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a person who dies before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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