Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Military Code of Illinois. Provides that on or after July 1, 2006, if the Adjutant General determines that Illinois National Guard personnel are not available to perform military funeral honors, the Adjutant General may authorize another appropriate organization to provide one or more of its members to perform those honors and, subject to appropriations for that purpose, shall authorize the payment of a $100 stipend to the organization. Provides that the Code does not establish any entitlement to military funeral honors if the Adjutant General determines that such other appropriate personnel are not available to perform those honors or if adequate appropriated funds are not available. Effective July 1, 2006.
Fiscal Note (Department of Military Affairs)
The Department does not currently have any appropriated funds for military funeral honors. In the previous fiscal year, Illinois National Guard personnel were not available to provide military funeral honors for approximately 400 funerals. Based upon this experience, $40,000 (400 funerals multiplied by $100) would need to be appropriated to the Department of Military Affairs for this purpose.