Text: H.R.3668 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)

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105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3668

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the furnishing by 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of burial flags for deceased members 
              and former members of the Selected Reserve.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 1, 1998

Mr. McHale (for himself, and Mr. Buyer) introduced the following bill; 
        which was referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the furnishing by 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of burial flags for deceased members 
              and former members of the Selected Reserve.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FURNISHING OF BURIAL FLAGS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS AND FORMER 
              MEMBERS OF THE SELECTED RESERVE.

    Section 2301 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding 
at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(f)(1) The Secretary shall furnish a flag to drape the casket of 
each deceased member or former member of the Selected Reserve (as 
described in section 10143 of title 10) who is not otherwise eligible 
for a flag under this section or section 1482(a) of title 10--
            ``(A) who completed at least one enlistment as a member of 
        the Selected Reserve or, in the case of an officer, completed 
        the period of initial obligated service as a member of the 
        Selected Reserve;
            ``(B) who was discharged before completion of the person's 
        initial enlistment as a member of the Selected Reserve or, in 
        the case of an officer, period of initial obligated service as 
        a member of the Selected Reserve, for a disability incurred or 
        aggravated in line of duty; or
            ``(C) who died while a member of the Selected Reserve.
    ``(2) A flag may not be furnished under subparagraphs (A) or (B) of 
paragraph (1) in the case of a person whose last discharge from service 
in the Armed Forces was under conditions less favorable than honorable.
    ``(3) After the burial, a flag furnished under paragraph (1) shall 
be given to the next of kin or to such other person as the Secretary 
considers appropriate.''.
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