14 U.S. Code § 516 - Presentation of United States flag upon retirement

(a) Presentation of Flag.— Upon the release of a member of the Coast Guard from active duty for retirement, the Secretary shall present a United States flag to the member.
(b) Multiple Presentations Not Authorized.— A member is not eligible for a presentation of a flag under subsection (a) if the member has previously been presented a flag under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.
(c) No Cost to Recipient.— The presentation of a flag under this section shall be at no cost to the recipient.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, § 644(d)(1),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2049; amended Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title VI, § 652(e),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 666; Pub. L. 107–296, title XVII, § 1704(a),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2314; Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, § 1062(b)(2),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2650; Pub. L. 112–213, title II, § 217(6),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1557.)
Amendments

2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–213struck out “of Homeland Security” after “Secretary”.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–314substituted “this section” for “his section”.
1999—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.” for “under this section or section 3681, 6141, and 8681 of title 10.”
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) ofPub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
Effective Date

Section applicable with respect to releases from active duty described in this section and sections 3681, 6141, and 8641 of Title 10, Armed Forces, on or after Oct. 1, 1998, see section 644(e) ofPub. L. 105–261, set out as a note under section 3681 of Title 10.

 

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