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H.R. 284 (ih) To amend title 38, United States Code, to require employers to give employees who are members of a reserve component a leave of absence for participation in an honor guard for a funeral of a veteran. [Introduced in House] ...


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106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 284

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                                 AN ACT

  To amend title 38, United States Code, to require employers to give 
employees who are members of a reserve component a leave of absence for 
      participation in an honor guard for a funeral of a veteran.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 284

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  To amend title 38, United States Code, to require employers to give 
employees who are members of a reserve component a leave of absence for 
      participation in an honor guard for a funeral of a veteran.

    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 ``Honor Guard for Veterans Empowerment 
Act''.

SEC. 2. EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO GRANT LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR EMPLOYEES TO 
              PARTICIPATE IN HONOR GUARDS FOR FUNERALS OF VETERANS.

    (a) Definition of Service in the Uniformed Services.--Section 
4303(13) of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' after ``National Guard duty''; and
            (2) by inserting before the period at the end ``, and a 
        period for which a person is absent from employment for the 
        purpose of performing funeral honors duty as authorized by 
        section 12503 of title 10 or section 115 of title 32.''.
    (b) Required Leave of Absence.--Section 4316 of such title is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(e)(1) An employer shall grant an employee who is a member of a 
reserve component an authorized leave of absence from a position of 
employment to allow that employee to perform funeral honors duty as 
authorized by section 12503 of title 10 or section 115 of title 32.
    ``(2) For purposes of section 4312(e)(1) of this title, an employee 
who takes an authorized leave of absence under paragraph (1) is deemed 
to have notified the employer of the employee's intent to return to 
such position of employment.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) 
shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

            Passed the House of Representatives October 3, 2000.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

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