HB 231 (BR 1444) - R. Damron
AN ACT relating to military burial honors and declaring an emergency.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 40 to establish a burial honor guard program for veteran's funerals; establish the veterans' service organization burial honor guard trust fund to offset costs; authorize the Department of Veterans' Affairs to promulgate administrative regulations and coordinate efforts with the Department of Military Affairs, veterans' service organizations, Kentucky veterans and their dependents, the Kentucky Funeral Directors' Association, the United States Army Reserve, and the Casualty Assistance Commands of Fort Campbell and Fort Knox; authorize local school boards to provide academic credit and excused absences for secondary students participating in the burial honor guard program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 authorizing local school boards to provide academic credit and excused absences for secondary students participating in the burial honor guard program; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002.
Jan 8-introduced in House
Jan 9-to Seniors, Military Affairs and Public Safety (H)
Jan 17-posted in committee
Jan 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 28-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Jan 31-3rd reading, passed 91-0; received in Senate
Feb 5-to Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection (S)
Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 28-moved from Consent; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2002
Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 36-0
Mar 8-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 43)