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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 31, 2003
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration
of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee
To further the protection and recognition of veterans' memorials, 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 ``Veterans' Memorial Preservation and
Recognition Act of 2003''.
SEC. 2. CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DESTRUCTION OF VETERANS' MEMORIALS.
(a) In General.--Chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, is
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 1369. Destruction of veterans' memorials
``(a) Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection (b),
willfully injures or destroys, or attempts to injure or destroy, any
structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property
commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces
of the United States shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not
more than 10 years, or both.
``(b) A circumstance described in this subsection is that--
``(1) in committing the offense described in subsection
(a), the defendant travels or causes another to travel in
interstate or foreign commerce, or uses the mail or an
instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce; or
``(2) the structure, plaque, statue, or other monument
described in subsection (a) is located on property owned by, or
under the jurisdiction of, the Federal Government.''.
(b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of
chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the
end the following:
``1369. Destruction of veterans' memorials.''.
SEC. 3. HIGHWAY SIGNS RELATING TO VETERANS CEMETERIES.
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding the terms of any agreement entered
into by the Secretary of Transportation and a State under section
109(d) or 402(a) of title 23, United States Code, a veterans cemetery
shall be treated as a site for which a supplemental guide sign may be
placed on any Federal-aid highway.
(b) Applicability.--Subsection (a) shall apply to an agreement
entered into before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this
Passed the Senate March 27, 2003.
EMILY J. REYNOLDS,
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