H.R.1591 - Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011

To guarantee that military funerals are conducted with dignity and respect. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To guarantee that military funerals are conducted with dignity and respect. as introduced.
  • Short: Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: SERVE Act of 2011 as introduced.

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04/15/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Charles Bass

R-NH

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Official Summary

Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011 or SERVE Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code concerning the prohibition on disruptions of funerals of members or former members of the Armed Forces to increase the period covered under such prohibition from one to two hours before

Official Summary

Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011 or SERVE Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code concerning the prohibition on disruptions of funerals of members or former members of the Armed Forces to increase the period covered under such prohibition from one to two hours before and after a military funeral. Includes within such unlawful conduct any disturbance or disruption occurring within 500 feet of the residence of a surviving member of a deceased's immediate family. Provides civil remedies, including actual and statutory damages. Makes identical changes under federal veterans' provisions concerning the prohibition on certain demonstrations and disruptions at national cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery.

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