S.1471: Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Daniel Coats, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on November 18, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act - Authorizes the appropriate federal official (either the Secretary of Veterans Affairs [VA] or the Secretary of the Army) to reconsider a decision to inter or honor the memory of a person in the National Cemetery Administration or in Arlington National Cemetery upon receiving information that such person may have committed a federal or state capital crime but was not convicted by reason of unavailability for trial due to death or flight to avoid prosecution.

Requires such official, upon finding, after an opportunity for a hearing, that the person committed but was not convicted of such crime, to provide notice to the individual's next of kin or other person authorized to arrange burial or memorialization of the deceased person of the decision to disinter such person's r...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-65.
Dec. 20, 2013 Signed by President.
Dec. 13, 2013 Presented to President.
Dec. 11, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 1 (Roll no. 634). (text: CR H7640-7641)

Dec. 11, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7667-7668)
Dec. 11, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Dec. 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1471.
Dec. 11, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7640-7642)
Dec. 11, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Nov. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Nov. 18, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Nov. 18, 2013 Received in the House.
Nov. 18, 2013 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8136)
Nov. 18, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8135-8136)
Nov. 18, 2013 Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
Aug. 1, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.