Text: H.R.1411 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/27/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1411


To amend the Peace Corps Act to allow former volunteers and officers and employees to use the seal, emblem, or name of Peace Corps on death announcements and grave stones.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 27, 2019

Mr. Sires (for himself, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Garamendi, and Mr. Kennedy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To amend the Peace Corps Act to allow former volunteers and officers and employees to use the seal, emblem, or name of Peace Corps on death announcements and grave stones.

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 “Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act”.

SEC. 2. Use of official seal, emblem, and name of the Peace Corps.

Subsection (b) of section 19 of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2518) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, except that the official seal or emblem and the name ‘Peace Corps’ may be used on any death announcement, gravestone, plaque, or other grave marker of any person who served as a volunteer or as an officer or employee of the Peace Corps under such rules as may be prescribed by the Director”; and

(2) in paragraph (2), in the first sentence, by inserting “or in accordance with the exception specified in paragraph (1),” before “shall be fined”.