Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/16/2020          

Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act

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01/22/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/16/2020 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5639


To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish urns for the remains of certain veterans whose cremated remains are not interred in certain cemeteries.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2020

Mr. Brindisi (for himself and Mr. Waltz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish urns for the remains of certain veterans whose cremated remains are not interred in certain cemeteries.

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 “Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act”.

SEC. 2. Department of Veterans Affairs provision of urns for remains of certain veterans whose cremated remains are not interred in certain cemeteries.

Section 2306 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (h) and (i) as subsections (i) and (j), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (g) the following new subsection (h):

“(h) (1) In lieu of furnishing a headstone or marker under this section to a deceased individual described in paragraph (3), the Secretary shall furnish, upon request and at the expense of the United States—

“(A) an urn made of any material to signify the individual’s status as a veteran, in which the remains of such individual may be placed at private expense; or

“(B) a commemorative plaque signifying the individual’s status as a veteran.

“(2) If the Secretary provides an urn or commemorative plaque for a veteran under paragraph (1), the Secretary may not provide for such veteran—

“(A) a headstone or marker under this section; or

“(B) any burial benefit under section 2402 of this title.

“(3) A deceased individual described in this paragraph is an individual—

“(A) who served in the Armed Forces on or after April 6, 1917;

“(B) who is eligible for a headstone or marker furnished under subsection (d) (or would be so eligible but for the date of the death of the individual); and

“(C) whose remains were cremated and not interred in a national cemetery, a State veterans’ cemetery, a tribal cemetery, or a private cemetery.”.


Picture Name From Date Type
Anthony Brindisi D-NY 01/16/2020 Sponsor
Michael Waltz D-FL 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Michael Waltz R-FL 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Brian Fitzpatrick R-PA 01/24/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
01/16/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.Action By: House of Representatives
01/16/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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