The U.S. House has passed West Central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s Hallowed Grounds Act as part of a veterans bill.

The Hallowed Grounds Act will prohibit veterans classified as a Tier III sex offender from being buried at a veterans or national cemetery.

Under current law, only veterans convicted of capital crimes such as murder and treason are ineligible for honors and burial in veterans and national cemeteries.