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HRES 239 ATH
H. RES. 239
Providing Capitol-flown flags to each surviving victim, and the family of each deceased victim, of the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 14, 2001
Mr. NEY (for himself and Mr. HOYER) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
September 14, 2001
Committee on House Administration discharged; which was considered and agreed to
Providing Capitol-flown flags to each surviving victim, and the family of each deceased victim, of the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001. Resolved,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This resolution may be cited as the `Terrorist Victims Flag Memorial Resolution of 2001'.
SEC. 2. CAPITOL-FLOWN FLAGS FOR VICTIMS OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, TERRORIST ATTACKS. (a) AUTHORITY-
(1) IN GENERAL- At the request of a surviving victim, or the family of a deceased victim, of the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001, the Representative of such victim or family may provide the victim or family with a Capitol-flown flag, not to exceed one flag per victim or family, together with the certificate described in paragraph (4).
(2) EFFECTIVE DATE- Paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date on which the Committee on House Administration approves the regulations issued by the Clerk of the House of Representatives under subsection (b).
(3) COST- Flags shall be provided at no cost to the victims or their families. Such funds as may be necessary for the administration of this program, including the purchase and delivery of flags provided pursuant to this resolution, are hereby authorized to be appropriated from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.
(4) CERTIFICATE DESCRIBED- The certificate described in this paragraph is a certificate which is signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Representative providing the flag, and which reads as follows: `This flag has been flown over the United States Capitol, in memory of those who perished, and to honor those who were injured, as a result of the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001. It is presented to the surviving victims, and the families of those who lost their lives, with profound sorrow on behalf of the United States House of Representatives.'.
(b) REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES-
(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 30 days after the date of adoption of this resolution, the Clerk shall issue regulations for carrying out this resolution, including regulations to establish procedures (including any appropriate forms, guidelines, and accompanying certificates) for requesting a Capitol-flown flag.
(2) APPROVAL BY COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION- The regulations issued by the Clerk under paragraph (1) shall take effect upon approval by the Committee on House Administration.
(c) APPLICABILITY- This resolution shall only apply to victims of the terrorist attacks which occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001.
(d) DEFINITIONS- In this resolution--
(1) the term `Capitol-flown flag' means a United States flag flown over the United States Capitol in honor of the deceased or surviving victim for whom such flag is requested;
(2) the term `Representative' includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress; and
(3) the term `victim' means a person who lost his or her life in, or due to, the attacks of September 11, 2001, or who sustained physical injury due to the attacks, but does not include the aircraft hijackers and any other person determined to have taken part in those attacks.
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