10 U.S. Code § 1482. Expenses incident to death
Historical and Revision Notes
Source (U.S. Code)
Source (Statutes at Large)
5:2152 (less 1st 27 words, as applicable to
5:2153 (1st 18 words, as applicable to
5:2161 (as applicable to
5:2162 (as applicable to
July 15, 1954, ch. 507, §§ 2 (less 1st 25 words, as applicable to
In subsection (a), the list of payable expenses has been rearranged to produce a generally chronological result. The words “person designated” are substituted for the words “person recognized as the person.”
In subsection (a)(4), the words “articles of” are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (a)(8), the word “place” is substituted for the words “town or city”.
In subsection (a)(10), the words “other than honorable” are omitted, since a person cannot be sentenced to an honorable discharge.
In subsection (b), the words “If an individual pays” are substituted for the words “In any case where expenses * * * are borne by individuals”. The second sentence of 5:2161 is omitted as executed. The last sentence is substituted for the last sentence of 5:2161.
In subsection (c), 5:2162 (1st sentence) is omitted since the Secretary has inherent authority to issue regulations appropriate to exercising his statutory functions. The introductory language is substituted for 5:2162 (1st 22 words of 2d sentence). The words “ascertained and” are omitted as surplusage.
2017—Subsec. (a)(10). Pub. L. 115–91 added par. (10).
2013—Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 113–66, § 621(e), substituted “and travel and transportation allowances as specified in regulations prescribed under section 464 of title 37” for “and roundtrip transportation and prescribed allowances”.
Subsec. (a)(9). Pub. L. 113–66, § 651(b), inserted “or inurnment” after “Interment”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 113–66, § 651(c), substituted “The Secretary concerned may pay any other expenses relating to the remains of such a decedent that are authorized to be paid under this section only on a reimbursable basis.” for “The Secretary concerned shall pay all other expenses authorized to be paid under this subsection only on a reimbursable basis.”
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 113–66, § 651(a)(2), added subsec. (g).
2011—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–81 substituted “The” for “Only the” in introductory provisions, added par. (1), redesignated former pars. (1) to (4) as (2) to (5), respectively, and substituted “paragraphs (1) through (4)” for “clauses (1)–(3)” in par. (5).
2008—Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 110–181 inserted at end “When transportation of the remains includes transportation by aircraft under section 562 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109–364; 10 U.S.C. 1482 note), the Secretary concerned shall provide, to the maximum extent practicable, for delivery of the remains by air to the commercial, general aviation, or military airport nearest to the place selected by the designee.”
Subsec. (a)(10), (11). Pub. L. 110–417, § 581(b), struck out pars. (10) and (11) which read as follows:
“(10) Presentation of a flag of the United States to the person designated to direct disposition of the remains, except in the case of a military prisoner who dies while in the custody of the Secretary and while under a sentence that includes a discharge.
“(11) Presentation of a flag of equal size to the flag presented under paragraph (10) to the parents or parent, if the person to be presented a flag under paragraph (10) is other than the parent of the decedent. For the purpose of this paragraph, the term ‘parent’ includes a natural parent, a stepparent, a parent by adoption or a person who for a period of not less than one year before the death of the decedent stood in loco parentis to him, and preference under this paragraph shall be given to the persons who exercised a parental relationship at the time of, or most nearly before, the death of the decedent.”
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–417, § 581(a), designated existing provisions as par. (2), redesignated former pars. (1) and (2) of subsec. (e) as subpars. (A) and (B), respectively, of par. (2), inserted subsec. (e) heading, and added pars. (1) and (3) to (5).
2001—Subsecs. (d) to (g). Pub. L. 107–107 redesignated subsecs. (e) to (g) as (d) to (f), respectively, and struck out former subsec. (d) which read as follows: “When, as a result of a disaster involving the multiple deaths of persons covered by section 1481 of this title, the Secretary concerned has possession of commingled remains that cannot be individually identified, and burial of those remains in a common grave in a national cemetery is considered necessary, he may, for the interment services of each known decedent, pay the expenses of round-trip transportation to the cemetery of (1) the person who would have been designated under subsection (c) to direct disposition of the remains if individual identification had been made, and (2) two additional persons selected by that person who are closely related to the decedent. The transportation expenses authorized to be paid under this subsection may not exceed the transportation allowances authorized for members of the armed forces for travel on official business, but no per diem allowance may be paid.”
1996—Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 104–106 inserted “section” before “12731”.
1994—Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1671(c)(8), substituted “section 12732” for “section 1332” and “12731” for “section 1331”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 103–337, § 652(a)(2), added subsec. (g).
1989—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–189, § 653(a)(6)(A), substituted “expenses of the following:” for “expenses of—” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(1) to (9). Pub. L. 101–189, § 653(a)(6)(B), (C), in each of pars. (1) to (9), capitalized first letter of first word and substituted period for semicolon at the end.
Subsec. (a)(10). Pub. L. 101–189, § 653(a)(6)(B), (D), capitalized first letter of first word and substituted period for “; and”.
Subsec. (a)(11). Pub. L. 101–189, § 653(a)(6)(B), (E), capitalized first letter of first word, substituted “paragraph” for “clause” in four places, and substituted “decedent. For the” for “decedent; for the”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–189, §§ 652(a)(3), 1622(c)(4), substituted “the date of death” for “the effective date of this subsection, or the date of death,” and “chapter 10 of title 37” for “chapter 10, title 37” in last sentence.
1975—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 93–649 inserted provision relating to date of notification of death under authority of chapter 10, title 37, to that person who would have been designated under subsection (c) to direct disposition of the remains, had they been recovered.
1974—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 93–292 added subsec. (f).
1970—Subsec. (a)(11). Pub. L. 91–397 added cl. (11).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 91–487 added subsec. (e).
1958—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 85–716 added subsec. (d).
Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XV, § 1501(c), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 498, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective as of Dec. 1, 1994, and as if included as an amendment made by the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act, title XVI of Pub. L. 103–337, as originally enacted.
Amendment by section 652(a)(2) of Pub. L. 103–337 applicable with respect to remains of, and incidental expenses incident to recovery, care, and disposition of, an individual who dies after Oct. 5, 1994, see section 652(a)(3) of Pub. L. 103–337, set out as a note under section 1481 of this title.
Amendment by section 1671(c)(8) of Pub. L. 103–337 effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 of Pub. L. 103–337, set out as an Effective Date note under section 10001 of this title.