10 U.S. Code § 2856 - Military unaccompanied housing: local comparability of floor areas

In the construction, acquisition, and improvement of military unaccompanied housing, the Secretary concerned shall ensure that the floor areas of such housing in a particular locality (as designated by the Secretary concerned for purposes of this section) do not exceed the floor areas of similar housing in the private sector in that locality.


(Added Pub. L. 97–214, § 2(a),July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 166; amended Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIII, § 1301(19),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1668; Pub. L. 109–364, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2807(a)(1),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2468.)

2006—Pub. L. 109–364amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations establishing the maximum allowable net square feet per occupant for new permanent barracks construction. Such regulations shall be uniform for the armed forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department.”
1990—Pub. L. 101–510struck out “(a)” before “The Secretary of Defense” and struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: “Before taking effect, any regulations under this section, and any modifications to such regulations, shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of Congress. Such regulations (including any modifications to such regulations) may not then take effect until 21 days after being received by such committees.”
Effective Date

For effective date and applicability of section, see section 12(a) ofPub. L. 97–214, set out as a note under section 2801 of this title.

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