To amend title 38, United States Code, to exclude individuals who have been convicted of committing certain sex offenses from receiving certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors which are otherwise available to certain veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and related individuals, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Hallowed Grounds Act''.
SEC. 2. EXCLUSION OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF COMMITTING CERTAIN SEX OFFENSES FROM INTERMENT OR MEMORIALIZATION IN NATIONAL CEMETERIES, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, AND CERTAIN STATE VETERANS' CEMETERIES AND FROM RECEIVING CERTAIN FUNERAL HONORS.
(a) Prohibition Against.--Section 2411(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(4) A person who is a tier III sex offender for purposes of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to interments and memorializations that occur on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. <all>