10 U.S. Code § 985 - Persons convicted of capital crimes; certain other persons: denial of specified burial-related benefits
2006—Pub. L. 109–163, § 662(c)(1), substituted “Persons convicted of capital crimes; certain other persons: denial of specified burial-related benefits” for “Persons convicted of capital crimes: denial of certain burial-related benefits” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–163, § 662(b)(1)(B), substituted “any of the following persons:” for “a person who has been convicted of a capital offense under Federal or State law for which the person was sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole.” and added pars. (1) and (2).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–163, § 662(b)(2), in introductory provisions, substituted “who is ineligible for interment in a national cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration by reason of section 2411(b) of title 38” for “convicted of a capital offense under Federal law”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–163, § 662(b)(3), amended heading and text of subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “In this section:
“(1) The term ‘capital offense’ means an offense for which the death penalty may be imposed.
“(2) The term ‘burial’ includes inurnment.
“(3) The term ‘State’ includes the District of Columbia and any commonwealth or territory of the United States.”
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–296 substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296 effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) of Pub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
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