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Identification Of Veteran Remains For Proper Military Burial

Concerning final disposition of the abandoned cremated remains of persons eligible for interment in a national cemetery.
2020 Regular Session
Military & Veterans
Bill Summary

The act permits an organization recognized and authorized by the United States veterans administration and the national personnel records center to determine whether any unclaimed cremated remains are of United States military veterans or qualified family members who are eligible for interment in a national cemetery or state veterans' cemetery. If such unclaimed cremated remains are identified, the facility in possession of the remains is required to transfer the remains to a national cemetery or state veterans' cemetery.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/20/2020 Signed Act PDF
    03/13/2020 Final Act PDF
    02/25/2020 Rerevised PDF
    02/24/2020 Revised PDF
    01/23/2020 Reengrossed PDF
    01/22/2020 Engrossed PDF
    01/08/2020 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details