Text: H.R.3997 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (06/06/2018)

2d Session
H. R. 3997


June 6, 2018

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


To waive the application fee for any special use permit for veterans demonstrations and special events at war memorials on Federal land, 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 “Free Veterans from Fees Act”.

SEC. 2. Waiver of Special Use Permit Application Fee for Veterans demonstrations and special Events.

(a) Waiver.—The application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans demonstration or special event at war memorials on Federal land shall be waived.

(b) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) DEMONSTRATION; SPECIAL EVENT.—The terms “demonstration” and “special event” have the meaning given those terms in section 7.96 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations.

(2) VETERAN.—The term “veteran” has the meaning given that term in section 101(2) of title 38, United States Code.

(3) VETERANS DEMONSTRATION OR SPECIAL EVENT.—The term “veterans demonstration or special event” means a demonstration or special event whose primary purpose is to commemorate, or honor either a group of people because of their service as veterans or immediate family members of veterans.

(4) WAR MEMORIAL.—The term “war memorial” means any tangible object which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate—

(A) war, conflict, victory, or peace;

(B) casualties who served in, were affected by, or killed as a result of war, conflict, or peacekeeping; or

(C) those who died as a result of accident or disease while engaged in military service.

(c) Applicability.—This section shall apply to any special use permit application submitted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d) Applicability of existing laws.—Permit applicants remain subject to all other laws, regulations, and policies regarding the application, issuance and execution of special use permits for a veterans demonstration or special event at war memorials on Federal land.

Passed the House of Representatives June 5, 2018.

    Attest: karen l. haas,