(Added Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VI, § 631(b),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1453.)
Purpose of Consolidation and Reform of Travel and Transportation Authorities of the Uniformed Services
Pub. L. 112–81
, div. A, title VI, § 631(a),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1452
, provided that: “This section [see Tables for classification] establishes general travel and transportation provisions for members of the uniformed services and other travelers authorized to travel under official conditions. Recognizing the complexities and the changing nature of travel, the amendments made by this section [see Tables for classification] provide the Secretary of Defense and the other administering Secretaries with the authority to prescribe and implement travel and transportation policy that is simple, clear, efficient, and flexible, and that meets mission and servicemember needs, while realizing cost savings that should come with a more efficient and less cumbersome system for travel and transportation.”
Pub. L. 112–81
, div. A, title VI, § 632,Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1465
, provided that:
“(a) Implementation Plan.—The Secretary of Defense shall develop a plan to implement subchapters I and II of chapter
, United States Code (as added by section 631(b) of this Act), and to transition all of the travel and transportation programs for members of the uniformed services under chapter
, United States Code, solely to provisions of those subchapters by the end of the transition period.
“(b) Authority for Modifications to Old-Law Authorities During Transition Period.—During the transition period, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries concerned, in using the authorities under subchapter III of chapter
, United States Code (as so added), may apply those authorities subject to the terms of such provisions and such modifications as the Secretary of Defense may include in the implementation plan required under subsection (a) or in any subsequent modification to that implementation plan.
“(c) Coordination.—The Secretary of Defense shall prepare the implementation plan under subsection (a) and any modification to that plan under subsection (b) in coordination with—
“(1) the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the Coast Guard;
“(2) the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with respect to the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service; and
“(3) the Secretary of Commerce, with respect to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“(d) Program of Compliance.—The Secretary of Defense and the other administering Secretaries shall commence the operation of the programs of compliance required by section
, United States Code (as so added), by not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 31, 2011].
“(e) Transition Period.—In this section, the term ‘transition period’ means the 10-year period beginning on the first day of the first month beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.”