H. Rept. 115-658 1 (2018-04-27)

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                     115TH CONGRESS                                           REPORT
                        2d Session      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES              115-658

                                   FREE VETERANS FROM FEES ACT

                      APRIL 27, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                         the Union and ordered to be printed

                       Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                           submitted the following


                                             [To accompany H.R. 3997]

                               [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                       The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                     bill (H.R. 3997) to waive the application fee for any special use per-
                     mit for veterans demonstrations and special events at war memo-
                     rials on Federal land, and for other purposes, having considered
                     the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and rec-
                     ommend that the bill as amended do pass.
                       The amendment is as follows:
                       Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:
                     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
                       This Act may be cited as the Free Veterans from Fees Act.
                             TIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS.
                       (a) WAIVER.-The application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans
                     demonstration or special event at war memorials on Federal land shall be waived.
                       (b) DEFINITIONS.-In this section:
                          (1) DEMONSTRATION; SPECIAL EVENT.-The terms demonstration and special
                        event have the meaning given those terms in section 7.96 of title 36, Code of
                        Federal Regulations.
                          (2) VETERAN.-The term veteran has the meaning given that term in section
                        101(2) of title 38, United States Code.
                          (3) VETERANS DEMONSTRATION OR SPECIAL EVENT.-The term veterans dem-
                        onstration or special event means a demonstration or special event whose pri-
                        mary purpose is to commemorate, or honor either a group of people because of
                        their service as veterans or immediate family members of veterans.
                          (4) WAR MEMORIAL.-The term war memorial means any tangible object
                        which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate-
                              (A) war, conflict, victory, or peace;
                              (B) casualties who served in, were affected by, or killed as a result of war,
                            conflict, or peacekeeping; or

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