Text: H.R.831 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 831

 To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the allowance for 
 burial expenses of certain veterans buried in private or State-owned 
                              cemeteries.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 15, 2005

  Ms. Waters 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 increase the allowance for 
 burial expenses of certain veterans buried in private or State-owned 
                              cemeteries.

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

SECTION 1. INCREASE OF ALLOWANCE FOR THE PLOT ALLOWANCE OF CERTAIN 
              VETERANS BURIED IN PRIVATE OR STATE-OWNED CEMETERIES.

    (a) In General.--Section 2303(b) of title 38, United States Code, 
is amended in paragraphs (1) and (2) by striking ``$300'' and inserting 
``$1,000''.
    (b) Inflation Adjustment.--Section 5312(a) of such title is amended 
by striking ``and each rate of monthly allowance paid under section 
1805 of this title,'' and inserting ``each rate of monthly allowance 
paid under section 1805 of this title, and each rate of plot allowance 
provided for under section 2303(b) of this title,''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to deaths occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.
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