Clerk session vote number: 106
Description: An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit interment or memorialization in certain cemeteries of persons committing Federal or State capital crimes.
Bill summary: Prohibits the appropriate Federal official from interring or memorializing in Arlington National Cemetery or in a cemetery of the National Cemetery System any person who: (1) has been convicted of a Federal or State capital crime for which the person was sentenced to death or life imprisonment; or (2) is found to have committed such a crime but who has not been convicted due to unavailability for trial because of death or flight to avoid prosecution. Provides that such prohibition shall not
apply unless the appropriate Federal official receives written notice of such a conviction or finding from the Attorney General or appropriate State official before approving the application for interment or memorialization.
Conditions a State's receipt of certain Federal grants for establishing, expanding, or improving a veterans' cemetery on a prohibition against the interment or memorialization of such individuals at such cemetery subject to the receipt of such a notice.
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Bill titles: An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit interment or memorialization in certain cemeteries of persons committing Federal or State capital crimes.; A bill to deny veterans benefits to persons convicted of Federal capital offenses.
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