Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 1.djvu/651

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PUBLIC LAW 106-65—OCT. 5, 1999 113 STAT. 627 "(f) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to carry out this section. Those regulations shall include the following: "(1) A system for selection of units of the armed forces and other organizations to provide funeral honors details. "(2) Procedures for responding and coordinating responses to requests for funeral honors details. "(3) Procedures for establishing standards and protocol. "(4) Procedures for providing training and ensuring quality of performance.". (e) INCLUSION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE SELECTED RESERVE IN PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNERAL HONORS.— Subsection (h) of such section, as redesignated by subsection (d)(1), is amended to read as follows: "(h) VETERAN DEFINED.— In this section, the term Veteran' means a decedent who— "(1) served in the active military, naval, or air service (as defined in section 101(24) of title 38) and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable; or "(2) was a member or former member of the Selected Reserve described in section 2301(f) of title 38.". (f) AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT VOLUNTARY SERVICES.— Section 1588(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4) Voluntary services as a member of a funeral honors detail under section 1491 of this title.". (g) DUTY STATUS OF RESERVES IN FUNERAL HONORS DETAILS. — (1) Section 114 of title 32, United States Code, is amended— (A) by striking "honor guard functions" both places it appears and inserting "funeral honors functions"; and (B) by striking "drill or training otherwise required" and inserting "drill or training, but may be performed as funeral honors duty under section 115 of this title". (2) Chapter 1 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

  • '§ 115. Funeral honors duty performed as a Federal function

"(a) ORDER TO DUTY.—^A member of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States may be ordered to funeral honors duty, with the consent of the member, to prepare for or perform funeral honors functions at the funeral of a veteran under section 1491 of title 10. However, a member of the Army Nationeil Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States may not be ordered to perform funeral honors functions under this section without the consent of the Governor or other appropriate authority of the State concerned. "(b) SERVICE CREDIT. —^A member ordered to funeral honors duty under this section shall be required to perform a minimum of two hours of such duty in order to receive— "(1) service credit under section 12732(a)(2)(E) of title 10; and "(2) if authorized by the Secretary concerned, the allowance under section 435 of title 37. "(c) REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES.— A member who performs funeral honors duty under this section may be reimbursed for