Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sinema bill honoring soldier burial wishes passes committee

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – A bill that requires the state to honor the burial wishes of fallen soldiers passed the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee today.

House Bill 2400, sponsored by Assistant House Democratic Leader Kyrsten Sinema, fixes an existing Arizona law that ignores the burial wishes of fallen soldiers and causes delays for the soldier’s family during a time of mourning.

“This bill is incredibly important to our brave military service men and women because they sacrificed their lives to our country and our state, and at the very least they deserve to be laid to rest according to their wishes,” Sinema said. “Currently, Arizona law creates a roadblock after these soldiers give their lives, and that’s the last thing military families should have to deal with during a time of mourning.”

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