(a) Order to Duty.— A member of the Ready Reserve may be ordered to funeral honors duty, with the consent of the member, in preparation for or to perform funeral honors functions at the funeral of a veteran as defined in section
1491 of this title. Performance of funeral honors duty by a Reserve not on active duty shall be treated as inactive-duty training (including with respect to travel to and from such duty) for purposes of any provision of law other than sections
495 of title
(b) Service Credit.— A member ordered to funeral honors duty under this section shall be required to perform a minimum of two hours of such duty in order to receive—
(c) Reimbursable Expenses.— A member who performs funeral honors duty under this section may be reimbursed for travel and transportation expenses incurred in conjunction with such duty as authorized under chapter
7 of title
37 if such duty is performed at a location 50 miles or more from the member’s residence.
(d) Regulations.— The exercise of authority under subsection (a) is subject to regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
(e) Members of the National Guard.— This section does not apply to members of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States. The performance of funeral honors duty by those members is provided for in section
115 of title
Section 631(f)(4)(A) ofPub. L. 112–81, which directed that this title be amended by conforming any references to sections of title 37, United States Code, which were transferred and redesignated by “subsection (c)” of section
631, was executed by conforming the references to those sections as transferred and redesignated by subsection (d) ofsection
631, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2011—Subsecs. (a), (b)(2)(A). Pub. L. 112–81substituted “495” for “435”. See Codification note above.
2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–107inserted at end “Performance of funeral honors duty by a Reserve not on active duty shall be treated as inactive-duty training (including with respect to travel to and from such duty) for purposes of any provision of law other than sections
435 of title
2000—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106–398amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “if authorized by the Secretary concerned, the allowance under section
435 of title
Effective Date of 2001 Amendment
Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title V, § 562(c),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1120, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and section
115 of Title
32, National Guard] shall apply to funeral honors duty performed on or after October 30, 2000.”
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment
Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 575(c)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–138, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section, section
115 of Title
32, National Guard, and section
435 of Title
37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services] shall apply with respect to funeral honors duty performed on or after October 1, 2000.”
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