SOMMER-MCAULIFFE-BOST-LEITCH-MAUTINO, JONES,JOHN, STEPHENS,
HOLBROOK, DURKIN, GIGLIO, NOVAK, MEYER AND BURKE.
MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Military Funeral Honors Act. Establishes procedures
to provide military funeral honors for veterans of the United States
armed forces who reside in the State of Illinois who do not receive
these honors from the federal government.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 1805/Art. IV-A heading new
20 ILCS 1805/28.1 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.2 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.3 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.4 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.5 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.6 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.7 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.8 new
20 ILCS 1805/28.9 new
Deletes everything. Amends the Military Code of Illinois by
adding a new Article concerning military funeral honors. Provides for
military funeral honors only to veterans who are Illinois residents
and for former Governors, subject to the appropriation of adequate
funds and the absence of federal funeral honors. Provides for waiver
of eligibility requirements if in the best interests of the State.
Describes minimum levels of honor services and authorizes augmented
services when deemed appropriate. Provides that members of the
Illinois National Guard may be ordered to funeral honors duty and are
entitled to a daily stipend for that service. Provides that voluntary
participants are entitled to certain forms of support. Provides that
the Adjutant General shall administer the program and authorizes the
Adjutant General to establish rules to implement the program.
Effective January 1, 2001.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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