Clerk session vote number: 129
Description: Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act
Bill summary: (This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 24, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act - Prohibits a demonstration on the property of a cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration or on the property of Arlington National Cemetery unless the demonstration has been approved by the cemetery superintendent or the director of the property on which the cemetery is located. Prohibits, with
respect to such a cemetery, a demonstration during the period beginning 60 minutes before and ending 60 minutes after a funeral, memorial service, or ceremony is held, any part of which demonstration: (1) takes place within 150 feet of a road, pathway, or other route of ingress to or egress from such cemetery property and includes, as part of such demonstration, any individual willfully making or assisting in the making of any noise or diversion that disturbs or tends to disturb the peace or good order of the funeral, memorial service, or ceremony; or (2) is within 300 feet of such cemetery and impedes the access to or egress from such cemetery.
Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for violations of such prohibitions.
Expresses the sense of Congress that each state should enact legislation to restrict demonstrations near any military funeral.
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Bill titles: To amend titles 38 and 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov