10 U.S. Code Chapter 155 - ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND SERVICES

Sec. 2601. General gift funds. 2601a. Direct acceptance of gifts by members of the armed forces and Department of Defense and Coast Guard employees and their families. 2602. American National Red Cross: cooperation and assistance. 2603. Acceptance of fellowships, scholarships, or grants. 2604. United Seamen’s Service: cooperation and assistance. 2605. Acceptance of gifts for defense dependents’ schools. 2606. Scouting: cooperation and assistance in foreign areas. 2607. Acceptance of gifts for the Defense Intelligence College. 2608. Acceptance of contributions for defense programs, projects, and activities; Defense Cooperation Account. [2609. Repealed.] 2610. Competitions for excellence: acceptance of monetary awards. 2611. Regional centers for security studies: acceptance of gifts and donations. 2612. National Defense University: acceptance of gifts. 2613. Acceptance of frequent traveler miles, credits, points, and tickets: use to facilitate rest and recuperation travel of deployed members and their families. 2614. Emergency communications equipment: acceptance from local public safety agencies for temporary use related to disasters. 2615. Military museums and military education programs: cooperative agreement authority.
Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 112–239, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2852(b)(2),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2161, added item 2615.
2011—Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title V, § 576(d)(2),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1429, substituted “Acceptance of frequent traveler miles, credits, points, and tickets: use to facilitate rest and recuperation travel of deployed members and their families” for “Acceptance of frequent traveler miles, credits, and tickets; use to facilitate rest and recuperation travel of deployed members and their families” in item 2613.
Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title V, § 591(b),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4232, added item 2601a.
2006—Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title X, § 1071(a)(19)(B),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2399, renumbered item 2613 “Emergency communications equipment: acceptance from local public safety agencies for temporary use related to disasters” as 2614.
Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title IX, § 903(a)(2),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3399, substituted “Regional centers for security studies” for “Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies” in item 2611.
2004—Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, § 585(a)(2), title X, § 1051(b),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1931, 2054, added two items 2613.
2003—Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title IX, § 931(c),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1581, struck out “foreign” before “gifts” in item 2611.
2002—Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title IX, § 931(b),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2625, added item 2612.
1999—Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title IX, § 915(b),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 722, added item 2611.
1996—Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title X, § 1074(a)(15),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2659, struck out item 2609 “Theater Missile Defense: acceptance of contributions from allies; Theater Missile Defense Cooperation Account”.
Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title III, § 377(b),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 284, added item 2610.
1994—Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title III, § 353(c)(2),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2732, substituted “schools” for “education system” in item 2605.
1993—Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title II, § 242(f)(2), title XI, § 1105(b)(3),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1605, 1750, inserted “; Defense Cooperation Account” in item 2608 and added item 2609.
1991—Pub. L. 102–190, div. A, title X, § 1061(a)(15),Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1473, struck out “and services” after “contributions” in item 2608.
1990—Pub. L. 101–403, title II, § 202(a)(2),Oct. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 874, added item 2608.
1989—Pub. L. 101–193, title V, § 502(b),Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1708, added item 2607.
1988—Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title III, § 323(b),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1953, added item 2606.
1986—Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title III, § 314(b),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3854, added item 2605.
1970—Pub. L. 91–603, § 3(2),Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1675, added item 2604.
1962—Pub. L. 87–555, § 1(2),July 27, 1962, 76 Stat. 244, added item 2603.
Regulations To Clarify Gift Acceptance Policy for Service Members and Their Families

Pub. L. 109–148, div. A, title VIII, § 8127,Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2730, provided that:
“(a) Regulations.—The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to provide that, subject to such limitations as may be specified in such regulations, members of the Armed Forces described in subsection (c), and the family members of such a member, may accept gifts from non-profit organizations, private parties, and other sources outside the Department of Defense, other than foreign governments and their agents. Such regulations shall apply uniformly to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and, to the maximum extent feasible, to the Coast Guard, and shall apply uniformly to the active and reserve components.
“(b) Authority.—A member of the Armed Forces described in subsection (c) may accept gifts as provided in the regulations authorized in subsection (a), notwithstanding section 7353 of title 5, United States Code.
“(c) Covered Members.—A member of the Armed Forces is described in this subsection in the case of a member who is on active duty and who on or after September 11, 2001, and while on active duty, incurred an injury or illness—
“(1) as described in section 1413a (e)(2) of title 10, United States Code; or
“(2) in an operation or area designated as a combat operation or a combat zone, respectively, by the Secretary of Defense in accordance with the regulations prescribed under subsection (a).
“(d) Deadline for Regulations.—Regulations under subsection (a) shall be prescribed not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 30, 2005].
“(e) Retroactive Applicability of Regulations.—Regulations under subsection (a) shall, to the extent provided in such regulations, also apply to the acceptance of gifts during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on the date on which such regulations go into effect.”

 

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